Will a meeting with Kim help the US? The left isn’t so sure


 Is the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong un going to lead to a de-escalation of nuclear tensions? We don’t know, but it’s better than the alternative for now. A roundup of editorials Tuesday takes a look at the issue.

Opinions from the left:

1. Trump, Kim meeting Is preferable to disastrous alternative

From The Atlantic: It could be worse if we didn’t try to talk to North Korea.


2. Godspeed, Trump and Kim. What's the backup plan?

From Bloomberg: Just what will we get when we don’t get denuclearization?


3. Here’s how Trump’s summit with North Korea could succeed

From MarketWatch: Sure, Kim is getting something in a meeting with the U.S., but Trump’s personality may just give him the win.


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