I must preface this myTake by stating my simple truth: I do not like Trump and believe he's a deep-state distraction so the American people believe something will change, while they work to ensure our freedoms are further diminished and the status quo is continued.
That said, let's proceed, shall we?
Crazy Meets Crazier
So Trump is a nutjob. Kim Jong Un is a nutjob. I believe Kim Jong Un realized early on that Trump's unpredictability means Trump could do anything at any time, which likely worried Kim Jong Un, because he met a US President crazier than him (Un).
This situation reminds me of Saddam Hussein - for all his craziness and the horrible things he did, he was actually the best thing for that entire region because he kept the peace between two rival religious sects: Shiites and the Sunnis.
In this case, Trump has been good for North & South Korean relations because he's crazy enough to bring Kim Jong Un to a mental crossroads of "I think he's crazier than I am." Sometimes, crazy nutjobs can be the only guiding light for crazy nutjobs.
Only Time will Tell
Only time will tell if Kim Jong Un is actually serious about negotiating in a serious manner, because the N Korean leader does this every few years, then backtracks into defense mode with shows of strength and military prowess.
If within the next year, we don't see Kim Jong Un repeating this cycle, then I'd have to say that for all the hatred I have for Donald J Trump, he would then deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for being crazy enough to scare even the craziest dictators of the world.
I am of the opinion that the US has wronged North Korea for the last 50 years and it's about time we treat them like any other nation. We killed 20-30% of their population during the Korean War, destroyed nearly every city & town in their country and we've had them under severe sanctions ever since.
I believe the reason their leader is the way he is (and how all of them have been) is a direct result of the sanctions we've placed on them - and our allies - which forces them to take drastic measures to ensure they maintain some semblance of life.
I don't necessarily like how Trump has done it, but it seems to be working this way as well, so it's better than nothing.
So tell me: what do you think? Does Trump deserve a Nobel Peace Prize for bringing the North Korean Dictator to the table? Leave your comment(s) below.