Lawrence Solomon: The strategy behind Trump flattering China and praising Kim Jong Un

Trump’s praise for the North Korean dictator — and hopes for a breakthrough in negotiating peace — won’t surprise his detractors, either. “Kim Jong Un has become yet another authoritarian ruler that Trump simply can’t resist praising,” scoffed Slate, one of many media outlets mocking Trump’s presumed naiveté in foreign affairs and shallowness in judging character.

The shallowness, however, is all the media’s, whose blind hatred of Trump leads to a myopic analysis of his M.O.

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