In a joint statement, President Trump and the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, committed to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Why is a seemingly significant promise being dismissed by critics as meaningless?
On today’s episode:
• Nicholas Kristof, an Op-Ed columnist for The New York Times who writes about human rights and global affairs, and who has repeatedly traveled to North Korea.
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Nicholas Kristof contributed reporting.
“What Trump Gave Kim” was produced by Clare Toeniskoetter, with help from Annie Brown, and edited by Lisa Tobin.
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