14 Jun '18, 9pm

via @politicomag

Much of the Washington punditocracy is now mocking Trump’s performance in Singapore—his glad-handing of the North Korean dictator, the way he greeted Kim as a peer (complete with an array of American and North Korean flags in the background) and told him what an honor it was to meet him, then declared Kim a “very talented man.” Most of all, the pundits are laughing about the White House-produced video that Trump presented to Kim before the summit, which comes across like an MGM movie trailer from the ’50s, with a stentorian narrator portraying the two leaders as men of destiny and showing North Koreans the wondrous possibilities of becoming rich. The New Yorker ran an article headlined “The Sensational Idiocy of Donald Trump’s Propaganda Video for Kim Jong Un .” The author, the entertainment critic Troy Patterson, likened parts of the video to

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