🎧 ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: What Trump Gave Kim | New York Times

Listened to ‚ÄėThe Daily‚Äô: What Trump Gave Kim by Michael Barbaro from New York Times

In a joint statement, President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, committed to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Why is a seemingly significant promise being dismissed by critics as meaningless?

On today’s episode:

‚Äʬ†Nicholas Kristof, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times who writes about human rights and global affairs, and who has repeatedly traveled to North Korea.

Background reading:

‚ÄĘ The¬†summit meeting between Mr. Trump and Mr. Kim¬†yielded¬†a vaguely worded joint statement¬†in which both parties agreed to work toward peace, but offered few details on how they planned to move forward.

‚ÄĘ In a¬†news conference¬†after the meeting, Mr. Trump announced that the United States would halt joint military exercises with South Korea, a decision that¬†appeared to catch both the Pentagon and South Korean officials off-guard.

‚ÄĘ The president‚Äôs concessions to North Korea¬†may vastly outweigh their returns, Mr. Kristof writes in an Op-Ed. Lawmakers in both parties have noted that¬†it remains unclear what, if anything, has been gained by the U.S.

‚ÄĘ The encounter between the two leaders was¬†rich in spectacle¬†‚ÄĒ and in ambiguity. Here are¬†10 takeaways¬†from the event.

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