Truman Project Statement on Trump-Kim Summit

"President Trump has consistently failed to take this summit seriously. He claimed he did not need to prepare, sought alarmingly little advice from national security and diplomatic professionals, and of course even temporarily cancelled the summit on a whim. Now, it is clear that all he ever truly wanted was a ‘historic’ photo opportunity—one that has helped the Kim regime in its longstanding quest to portray North Korea as a legitimate nuclear power on the world stage. Meanwhile, while vague indications of future diplomacy are better than nothing, it must be said that this meeting has done nothing to advance security for the United States, our allies, or the world.”