Twitter users were nearly unanimous in their lack of surprise.
I thought Trump fixed all this? What?????
— Desmond H (@polarissightst1) July 31, 2018
"He wouldn't do that, not after the mixtapes we exchanged," said a somber President, a single tear rolling down his desiccated cheek.
— Snowball Saw Infinity (@snowballmaggie) July 31, 2018
Fake News. Donny promised North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat. Donny and Kim Jung Un bonded in the first minute and Donny knew by touch that they would be”bff’s”.
— Paul Revere (@PaulRevere2020) July 31, 2018
No one ever doubted they'd stopped. No reasonable person that is.
— Fyrecurl (@Fyrecurl) July 31, 2018
That's not a surprise.
— Sarah Whicker (@GmaSarah) July 31, 2018
On Monday, before the Post story broke, Vice President Mike Pence said Trump had “secured a commitment” from North Korea.
Pence was referring to fallen American servicemembers whose remains are still in North Korea more than six decades after the Korean War. “We’ll see North Korea begin to follow through on the promise they made to President Trump,” Pence tweeted.
While @POTUS Trump was negotiating an issue as significant as denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula, he had our fallen heroes on his heart. And he secured a commitment. In Hawaii, we’ll see North Korea begin to follow through on the promise they made to President Trump. pic.twitter.com/pvnP3taVEj
— Vice President Mike Pence (@VP) July 30, 2018
My guess is, North Korea is building new intercontinental missiles in order to return our soldiers' remains in a more timely and efficient manner.
— Chris Henson (@ChrisFrenzy) July 31, 2018
But North Korea’s promises appear to be vacuous and deceitful, as they have been for three generations, and the president is letting himself fall for it. The question is – now what?