Kim, Trump Summit: Demagoguery, melodramatic, egotistical, “I think, therefore I am” – madmen theory of diplomacy

Crowds watch as the limousine of U.S. President Donald Trump arrives at the Istana or Presidential Palace in Singapore on Monday, June 11, 2018.JOSEPH NAIR / AP
Written by Lena Felton (@lenakfelton) and Taylor Hosking (@Taylor__Hosking)

Five take-aways

President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un are expected to meet on Tuesday morning in Singapore, marking the first-ever meetingbetween a sitting American president and a North Korean leader. Hours before the historic summit, the White House said that talks between the two countries “have moved more quickly than expected.”

Attorney General Jeff Sessions ruled that fear of domestic abuse or gang violence is not grounds for asylum.

In a 5–4 decision, the Supreme Court upheld Ohio’s practice of removing inactive voters from the rolls.

The Treasury Department announced sanctions against five Russian companies and three Russian nationals for allegedly aiding efforts to conduct cyberattacks against the United States.

The Federal Communications Commission’s repeal of Obama-era net-neutrality rules, which required internet providers to offer equal access to all web content, took effect.

What’s on today?

‘We’re America, Bitch’: That was one senior White House official’s response when Jeffrey Goldberg asked him what Trump’s foreign-policy doctrine is.

Here’s what other advisers close to the president had to say Superficial Friendships: David A. Graham argues that the G7 summit should serve as a warning for Kim Jong Un: Loyalty is a one-way street for Trump’

Being Black Can Be Hazardous to Your Health: Olga Khazan spent a year trying to figure out why in Baltimore and other segregated cities, the life-expectancy gap between African Americans and whites is as much as 20 years. Here’s what she found.

A TV Industry on the Fritz: The president’s love of TV is well-established—which makes it all the more ironic that his Justice Department’s attempt to block the AT&T and Time Warner merger could doom the cable-TV industry(Scott Nover)

The last word: Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani said Stormy Daniels’s claim that she had an affair with Trump in 2006 isn’t credible because she is a porn actress. “I’m sorry, I don’t respect a porn star the way I respect a career woman or a woman of substance,” he said.

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