Is the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong un going to lead to a de-escalation of nuclear tensions? We don’t know, but it’s better than the alternative for now. A roundup of editorials Tuesday takes a look at the issue.
Opinions from the left:
From The Atlantic: It could be worse if we didn’t try to talk to North Korea.
During a briefing on Monday, @PressSec Sarah Sanders credited the upcoming meeting between North Korea and the United States to the #Trump administration’s pressure campaign against the regime. pic.twitter.com/FlIvHiQSqk— Fox News (@FoxNews) March 13, 2018
From Bloomberg: Just what will we get when we don’t get denuclearization?
Chinese President XI JINPING and I spoke at length about the meeting with KIM JONG UN of North Korea. President XI told me he appreciates that the U.S. is working to solve the problem diplomatically rather than going with the ominous alternative. China continues to be helpful!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 10, 2018
From MarketWatch: Sure, Kim is getting something in a meeting with the U.S., but Trump’s personality may just give him the win.