The bully-in-chief had been out-bullied.
What would Donald Trump do? Would Trump's America be steadfast in a crisis? Or would the administration be too distracted, too confused, or too compromised by its other negotiations with China to stand its ground?
Whereas typical politicians fail to honour their election pledges, this US President keeps his word. For all the spin and flip-flopping of modern politics, here’s a bloke who practises what he preaches.
Goodness, who could the heroes of this exciting tale of exceptionalism be? Why, at the word "actions" an image of Donald Trump appears; at the word "homeland" we get the first appearance of Kim. Who knew?
The coming official-level negotiations will determine whether this is truly a victory for peace or just a fantasy.
Even if Kim and Trump strike an agreement, there can be no confidence that the two leaders - or even one of them - will respect it.