It’s yet another primary Tuesday, OP friends. The states to keep an eye on tonight: Nevada, Maine, North Dakota, South Carolina and Virginia.
There are two open races for governor, a sitting governor facing primary challengers and a handful of House seats that, come November, Democrats think they’ve got a chance to take — just as long as they get the right candidate Tuesday.
So, what actually happened? A handshake. A bunch of photo ops. Promises of denuclearization from North Korea and ending military exercises from the United States. A statement that didn’t really specify how any of that was going to be done. A hint of a future White House visit. It’s all a far cry from the “fire and fury” Trump threatened to rain down upon North Korea less than a year ago.
As USA TODAY’s Susan Page writes, “It was one more sign of how Trump is rewriting long-standing fundamentals of American foreign policy. He described Kim, a despotic adversary, as a ‘talented’ leader who could be trusted. That came just days after he blasted Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, a democratic ally, as ‘weak’ and ‘dishonest’ after a combative Group of Seven economic summit.”