Kim Jong Un wants to be seen as Trump’s equal. A meeting will give that.

He wants to be treated as an equal by the global superpower, and a photo opportunity with the most powerful leader in the free world will go a long way to helping him achieve that.

“This is what his father and his grandfather wanted: to be on the same footing as the world’s greatest power,” said Van Jackson, a former Pentagon official who now teaches at Victoria University in New Zealand. “So I have to grudgingly take my hat off to him because he’s played a very poor hand brilliantly to get there.”…

Now, within a matter of months, Kim’s propagandists will be able to fill the front pages with news of a meeting between what they will doubtless describe as the two most powerful men in the world.