Trump gives Kim recognition and no more joint military exercises with South Korea, and Kim promises nothing (no verifiable, complete nuclear disarmament) in return. This was a Trump ego trip.
"Trump and Kim begin historic summit with cordial greeting" PBS NewsHour 6/11/2018
SUMMARY: Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong Un met for the first time at a resort off Singapore's coast, the first time a U.S. President has been face-to-face with a leader of North Korea. Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff from on the ground in Singapore.
"What’s up for negotiation at the North Korea summit?" PBS NewsHour 6/11/2018
SUMMARY: In Singapore, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo offered optimism that a Tuesday summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would set conditions "for future, productive talks." Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff from on the ground in Singapore to offer a preview of the meeting and what’s at stake.
"Why previous North Korea negotiations have failed" PBS NewsHour 6/11/2018
HINT: Dictators are even bigger liars than Trump.
SUMMARY: The road to Tuesday's summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore has been long and dangerous, littered with fraught diplomacy, broken agreements, and threats of war. Nick Schifrin looks back at how we got here.
"Why Kim leaves Singapore with real achievements" PBS NewsHour 6/12/2018
SUMMARY: President Trump and Kim Jong Un held a whirlwind summit in Singapore and set lofty goals, but provided few details on how to achieve them. From Singapore, Nick Schifrin joins Judy Woodruff to outline the agreement and discuss whether each side got what they wanted.
"Sen. Risch: North Korea diplomacy going in the right direction" PBS NewsHour 6/11/2018
SUMMARY: President Trump deserves credit for turning relations with North Korea around, says Sen. James Risch (R-Idaho) but more work needs to be done and more nuance is needed on the issue of the future of military exercises with South Korea. Risch joins Judy Woodruff to discuss first steps in North Korea diplomacy, the issue of human rights, plus Trump pulling the U.S. out of the G-7 joint communique.
"Sen. Cardin: U.S. can’t make concessions without North Korea action" PBS NewsHour 6/12/2018
SUMMARY: Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md) says that he's pleased that President Trump used diplomacy to meet face-to-face with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but now it's necessary to see North Korea implement changes to show it's serious about eliminating its nuclear weapons program. Cardin joins Judy Woodruff to discuss the issue of human rights and Trump’s controversial treatment of allies at the G-7.