Kim Jong Un likes being called Rocket Man. Basketball player says he likes cool things. Rockets. Kim Jong Un does not fear Donald Trump. He wants to engage him. That President Trump responded in kind tells Kim that Trump could be partner.
A country isolated so long makes stretching mistakes when confronted by those outside. His stretching mistakes internally have not been met with opposition.
Unfortunately, Donald Trump in addition to playing the defense role, will be obligated to play father role to North Korea.
If he can be father to North Korea, while respecting son as leader, he’ll succeed.
Father in subservient, advice-giving role is what Koreans understand about outsiders who otherwise would be slaves of Koreans.
The Japanese revere old people. I’m wondering if Kim Jong Un knew that when he disrespected President Trump because of his age by calling him a dotard. And I wonder how that will fly with the Japanese populace