Re: The White House this week
> I had somehow missed the reports of secretive back channel discussions with North Korea. That is a big deal
Talks between world leaders are usually not open to the public. That is entirely normal and necessary.
> I am assuming here that Trump is not just trying to take credit for the talks between North and South Korea (which I consider most likely an attempt by North Korea to drive a wedge between the US and its allies in the region).
Why would you consider that most likely? I think most rational people would consider it a good thing that North Korea, and South Korea, are talking. It's called diplomacy, it is usually considered a good thing.
Don't you realize, by now, that the smear-Trump media will try to make *anything* Trump does look scandalous?