How the North Korea summit is playing

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The flash commentary immediately after the long awaited summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un called the joint statement signed by both leaders a home run for Kim, with Trump basically signing a weak memorandum of understanding.

The big picture: Trump himself brushed back against that criticism at his post-summit press conference, painting it as a first step that would hopefully lead to substantial outcomes in the future: "[W]e haven't given up anything other than — you're right — I agreed to meet. … Only a person that dislikes Donald Trump would say that I’ve made a big commitment."