South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shake hands at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018. Korea Summit Press Pool/Pool via Reuters TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY – RC1472AFB890

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I will go so far as to suggest that.. yes, in some way he has been responsible. 

If we presume to think, as Shakespeare did, that all the world’s a stage and that we are all simply players on that stage… then likely Trump had a role.  Was Trump’s role a conscious, strategic move well thought out to apply pressure to Kim and force him to the peace table?

Uhh… not sure I would go that far.  For one thing.. we will ultimately need some credible history to figure this out for any accuracy.  I tend to want to think that if indeed Trump’s actions toward Kim in the past forced the North Korean dictator to the table it was more a happenstance result than a genius inspiration of diplomacy. Obviously I do not give credit to Trump for having such complete thoughts.  His record and his misbehavior actions suggest he is incapable of strategic thinking.  He’s a blunt force weapon… when that isn’t called for.

On the other hand.. if Kim Jong Un, by some amazing twist of fate, ends up being honest in all this and things settle down on the peninsula with at least a peace treaty to end the “war”… it’s sure worth the cover of TIME Magazine for Trump.

We should likely remember one thing through all this.  Whatever happens or not between North and South Korea.. and the United States… short term or long term or forever, is entirely up to Kim, not Trump.  Maybe Kim is also a candidate for the Nobel?