President Trump and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. Photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) told CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" Monday President Trump's historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was "reality show foreign policy." 

This was one of the worst few days in American foreign policy and American diplomatic history in a long time."

The big picture: Trump on Sunday became the first sitting U.S. president to step inside North Korea. He and Kim agreed afterward the U.S. would restart stalled nuclear talks.

  • The encounter reflects Trump's instinct for stagecraft and spontaneous diplomacy. But Schumer dismissed the president's action as a "photo op." He told CNN host Anderson Cooper Trump was getting nothing in return and that "praising dictators" would hurt the U.S. in the long run.

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Why it matters: The Trump administration is engaged in a full-court press to reopen schools this fall, despite warnings from some public health officials that the coronavirus outbreak is out of control in many states and that it will be difficult for many schools to reopen safely.

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Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 8:30 a.m. ET: 12,740,971 — Total deaths: 565,716 — Total recoveries — 7,022,846Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 8:30 a.m. ET: 3,247,782 — Total deaths: 134,815 — Total recoveries: 995,576 — Total tested: 39,553,395Map.
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  5. States: Louisiana governor issues face mask mandate.
  6. World: India reimposes lockdowns as coronavirus cases soar.