The Expectations Game or Lack Thereof at the Trump/Kim Summit

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The Expectations Game or Lack Thereof at the Trump/Kim Summit

Don­ald Trump is about to enter into com­pletely unknown and unex­pected waters this week.

Unknown because we really haven’t seen this kind of an ini­tia­tive by a US pres­i­dent on the Korean Penin­sula since, well ever.

Unex­pected because even if you were one of the few peo­ple who three years ago con­cluded that the fig­ure going down that esca­la­tor in NY would be Pres­i­dent at this time, I very much doubt that you, in your wildest dreams saw him meet­ing the leader of North Korea at a summit.

The fact that the pres­i­dent has arranged this is an amaz­ing thing but the really amaz­ing thing is he is in a com­pletely no lose situation.

If worst comes to worse then we are faced with con­fronting a dic­ta­to­r­ial mass mur­der­ing mad­man with nuclear capa­bil­ity that hate us.…which is exactly what we’ve been doing for the last 20 years anyways.

If 2nd worst comes to worse, then any deal made is reneged by the Norks which is to be expected any­ways as mass mur­der­ing com­mu­nist dic­ta­tors don’t have a real good record in the hon­esty department.

I am a sup­porter of Don­ald Trump but I’m not so much of a sup­porter that I’m blind to the fact that both the worst and 2nd worst are real legit pos­si­ble results but even if they come Trump will be able to say: “We gave it a shot and it didn’t work out so now we know where we stand”

How­ever it is also pos­si­ble that progress is made on peace, on trade, on dis­ar­ma­ment etc. Even a small amount of progress would be an astound­ing thing and an epic change from the sta­tus quo.

It’s even pos­si­ble that a major break­through could take place, but again we are in com­pletely uncharted waters here so such a result shouldn’t be expected.

I admit I have no idea what is going to hap­pen and no mat­ter what any­one tell you it’s likely nobody else does either, but there is one pre­dic­tion that I can make that I’m felling pretty secure of.

No mat­ter what the result the Never Trump Di Niro left will dub it a fail­ure and fault the Pres­i­dent for trust­ing the com­mu­nist dic­ta­tor, if so it will be the only time any­one on the left has decided that trust­ing com­mu­nists is a bad thing in my lifetime.

Donald Trump is about to enter into completely unknown and unexpected waters this week.

Unknown because we really haven’t seen this kind of an initiative by a US president on the Korean Peninsula since, well ever.

Unexpected because even if you were one of the few people who three years ago concluded that the figure going down that escalator in NY would be President at this time, I very much doubt that you, in your wildest dreams saw him meeting the leader of North Korea at a summit.

The fact that the president has arranged this is an amazing thing but the really amazing thing is he is in a completely no lose situation.

If worst comes to worse then we are faced with confronting a dictatorial mass murdering madman with nuclear capability that hate us….which is exactly what we’ve been doing for the last 20 years anyways.

If 2nd worst comes to worse, then any deal made is reneged by the Norks which is to be expected anyways as mass murdering communist dictators don’t have a real good record in the honesty department.

I am a supporter of Donald Trump but I’m not so much of a supporter that I’m blind to the fact that both the worst and 2nd worst are real legit possible results but even if they come Trump will be able to say:  “We gave it a shot and it didn’t work out so now we know where we stand”

However it is also possible that progress is made on peace, on trade, on disarmament etc.  Even a small amount of progress would be an astounding thing and an epic change from the status quo.

It’s even possible that a major breakthrough could take place, but again we are in completely uncharted waters here so such a result shouldn’t be expected.

I admit I have no idea what is going to happen and no matter what anyone tell you it’s likely nobody else does either, but there is one prediction that I can make that I’m felling pretty secure of.

No matter what the result the Never Trump Di Niro left will dub it a failure and fault the President for trusting the communist dictator, if so it will be the only time anyone on the left has decided that trusting communists is a bad thing in my lifetime.