Trump lives in world all his own when it comes to North Korea. Nothing more is needed to prove that statement than Trump's own tweet on North Korea. Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump North Korea, under the leadership of Kim Jong Un, will become a great Economic Powerhouse. He may surprise some but he won’t surprise me, because I have gotten to know him & fully understand how capable he is. North Korea will become a different kind of Rocket - an Economic one! 4:50 PM - Feb 8, 2019 Once again, he is not speaking as the President of the United States. He is speaking as a politician addressing his fan base because they are the only ones gullible enough to believe this nonsense. Trump increased Kim Jong Un's stature in the world by meeting him in Singapore in June 2018. Virtually nothing was accomplished other than Trump doing exactly what the Kim regime has wanted for decades, a one-on-one meeting with the American President. Trump says there has been "tremendous progress" stemming from that meeting, and Pompeo echoes him. Neither explains what that progress is beyond the fact that North Korea no longer feels it is necessary to test their missiles and we got some 66 year old bones back. Neither represents real progress. Real progress are steps taken toward denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. The two sides cannot even agree on what that means. As further proof that Trump is unable to face reality, he declared the meeting a success, saying there was “no longer a Nuclear threat from North Korea.” But the bones and the lack of testing has enticed Trump to enhance Kim's stature again, meeting with him later this month in Hanoi. Trump insists on making himself the lead diplomat. Trump insists on meeting with Kim before preliminary agreements have been made. Despite the failure of the Singapore summit, the narcissistic President thinks the power of his personality will lead to progress on denuclearization. Or, Trump wants to take the heat off from the Mueller probe. He feels the net closing in on him and he foolishly does exactly what the enemy wants him to do, thinking Americans will forget all about Mueller. That won't happen, but it says a lot about Trump that he thinks it will. It says a lot about Trump that he will give succor to the enemy to enable a whimsical political goal.