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Trump is set for embarrassment or glory on North Korea — but if Kim crosses him, all hell could break loose

San Francisco Chronicle
Trump is set for embarrassment or glory on North Korea — but if Kim crosses him, all hell could break loose

President Donald Trump has put his personal legacy on the line by meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. If history is any indication, any perceived slight from Pyongyang could cause a meltdown. Trump responds harshly to perceived betrayals, as he recently did with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. If North Korea doesn't keep its nuclear promises, it could evoke a very harsh reaction from Trump, who has repeatedly vouched for Kim. President Donald Trump has put his personal legacy on the line in meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — and if history is any indication, any perceived slight from Pyongyang could cause a meltdown in the countries' relations. Trump's move to meet