There are three potential outcomes of the Trump-Kim summit. None are good.

3. A “great” deal

What if the summit ends with the North agreeing to give up its nukes, all kinds of promises made to advance peace on the peninsula, including the drawdown of American troops stationed in the South after nearly seven decades, and the setting of an ambitious agenda for future bilateral relations between Washington and Pyongyang? Wouldn’t that be an outcome that’s all upside?

Only if you think it’s a good thing for our greatest geopolitical rival (China) to receive an enormous boost to its regional ambitions in the form of U.S. military withdrawal from its backyard.

Then there are the likely domestic political consequences, which could only be considered positive if you think it’s a good thing for our mendacious, hapless, impetuous, racist president to enjoy an unprecedented boost to his popularity.