Media captionTrump Kim summit: Win-win, or a Kim win?
Japan, the chief USA ally in the region, got none of what it wanted - Kim made no promise to address the issue of Japanese citizens abducted by North Korea, and he offered no limits on his ballistic missile programs.
Nothing should surprise us anymore in the era of Donald Trump, but consider our minds blown by the above video, which was shown ahead of Trump's press conference in Singapore on Tuesday following his historic summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un.
"We have right now 32,000 soldiers in South Korea".
And as they emerged from the meal for a brief stroll together, Trump appeared to delight in showing his North Korean counterpart the interior of "The Beast", the famed U.S. presidential limousine known for its high-tech fortifications.More news: Vivo Nex with bezel-less display, pop-up selfie camera launched
"Wow. If this is it.this is depressing", Robert E. Kelly, professor of political science at Pusan National University in South Korea, tweeted.
"[Another] unfortunate concession on the part of the United States was suspending the military exercises with South Korea, especially without consulting our ally South Korea", Richardson said.
What are the war games?. The neighbors, which fought together during the Korean War, had grown apart a year ago after China backed United Nations sanctions crimping North Korea's energy imports and sources of foreign cash to pressure it to halt its nuclear and missile tests.
When relations between the USA and the DPRK thawed slightly between 1990 and 2005, a repatriation agreement allowed 229 sets of remains to come home to American families.
From now on, analyses from the diplomatic and intelligence communities that fit Trump's view of Kim will be favored, those at odds with his view may be dismissed. The formal document signing followed a series of meetings at a luxury Singapore resort.
"There is no military solution to the crisis with North Korea, so it is important that the Administration continues to pursue diplomacy".More news: United States teen gets head stuck in giant exhaust pipe
Not included in the agreement, for example, was Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's language that the ultimate goal was the "complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula".
The freshly-inked agreement does lack detail, said Tina Park, a North Korea expert. "We haven't given up anything", he said.
Several reporters asked whether Mr Trump had raised the issue of human rights with Mr Kim, who runs a totalitarian regime with extreme censorship and forced-labour camps. "But the President said he expected immediate action as a result of the talks".
The actual content of the four-point agreement the two leaders signed was vague and non-groundbreaking. Now, with Donald Trump's summit with Kim Jong-un, the tables have been turned.
"If a Democratic president had given up so much for so little, Republicans would be up in arms".
Republicans in Congress have been more measured.More news: Successful World Cup 2026 bid a watershed moment for Canadian soccer
All of this from a 34-year-old leader who was widely written off as too young and too inexperienced to last very long when he assumed power after his enigmatic father, Kim Jong Il, died in late 2011.