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Setting expectations for the North Korea summit

Media wait outside the entrance of the Shangri-La Hotel for the arrival of President Trump in Singapore. Photo: Chris McGrath/Getty Images

No matter what happens during the summit on June 12, it will be impossible to know immediately afterwards whether it's been a success.

The big picture: Trump himself has acknowledged as much, playing down expectations in his public statements and describing this as the first of a potential series of meetings designed to thaw relations and ultimately denuclearize the Korean Peninsula.