On North Korea, Trump Needs to Start Dealing

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David Ignatius, Washington Post
In the chaotic government-by-Twitter atmosphere of the Trump administration, no senior leader has publicly questioned whether the president’s trash talk about “Rocket Man” and his threat to “totally destroy” North Korea have undermined his own strategy. But there’s growing concern that, as former U.S. diplomat and North Korea expert Joseph DeThomas wrote Monday on the “38 North” blog, Trump’s comments “may have closed any remaining doors” to a quick diplomatic resolution of the standoff.