Whether he earns as much as he claims or is wise to bullish a new era of denuclearized peace on the peninsula seems much more dubious.
Nonetheless, the summit between North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and South Korean President Moon Jae-in keeps alive the possibility of Trump's inheritance win, one of the president's most important achievements since World War II.
Formally presiding over the demonstrable destruction of North's nuclear and missile programs With the end of the 1950-53 Korean War and the destruction of the last border region of the Cold War, Trump would demand a feat that had escaped his youngest predecessors.
The president and other key figures of the initiative would do the same for the Nobel Peace Prize ̵
Such awards are at best years away, and months of treacherous and complicated diplomats If negotiators want to oppose a bleak historical precedent All diplomatic efforts to date to loosen the Korean stalemate have failed because of the North's willingness to use its weapons programs Dismantle – and its tendency to cheat – effectively check. There is still no sign that the Trump administration has solved this fundamental problem – despite their repeated vows not to make the same mistakes as their predecessors.
But judging by Trump's reaction, one might think that a definitive, comprehensive deal with North Korea is already in the bag.
"KOREAN WAR TO THE END! The United States and all its BIG people should be very proud of what's happening in Korea now!" Trump tweeted on Friday.
Despite the uncertain development, Trump used the opportunity to fight his predecessors because they had not solved the nuclear riddle of North Korea.
"The United States was beautifully played, like a violin, because you had a different kind of leader, we are not played, okay?" He said. "We will hopefully make a deal, if not, that's fine, the United States has been played like a violin in the past."
Trump not only claims the glory of accelerated diplomacy He even said Moon told him that without his strong attitude, this year's Winter Olympics in South Korea would have been a "total failure".
"It's a bit tricky to sell tickets if you think you're going to make a nuclear weapon deployment," Trump said in March.
Just before Kim and Moon met, The White House released pictures of the secret meeting of new US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo with Kim in Pyongyang while he was CIA director on Thursday
The intention was obvious emphasize the important US role in facilitating the Friday summit.
Trump is not alone He welcomed his approach, in which he called "Little" alarming rhetoric Rocket Man "Kim and bragging about the size of its atomic key, as well as imprinting an intensified strategy of maximum pressure sanctions.
Credit clearly goes to President Trump, "said South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha CNN's Christiane Amanpour in Seoul," He is determined to tackle this from day one. "
Pompeo said in Brussels that" we without President Trump's maximum pressure campaign, we would not be where we are today. "
Trump struggling with North Korea's nuclear program stems from his first meeting with President Barack Obama while he was president-elect, his predecessor told him that Pyongyang's advance, one tilt ballistic missile that could enter the US with a nuclear warhead, which is a hot topic of his presidency.
Trump's policy strategy has since become surprisingly linear and coherent for a government a whirlwind of chaos
The government managed to impose the hitherto most stringent sanctions regime in North Korea – and more pressure on its nominal from China to get North Korea than ever before.
If these sanctions are behind North Korea's decision, Trump's exuberant praise of Chinese President Xi Jinping could be confirmed during a state visit last year for which he was much criticized
"Please do not forget the great help that my good friend, given President Xi of China, the United States, especially on the border of North Korea, would have been a much longer, tougher process! "Trump tweeted on Friday
Trump's followers believe that his fierce rhetoric last year, when he vowed to rain "fire and rage" on North Korea, also responsible for the blockade of diplomatic stalemate that has spread across several governments.
It is possible that looking into the head of President China has convinced him that he would indeed do something unthinkable if it were not more serious to impose economic sanctions.
His Ranting May Have Caused Kim's Attention The status of an effective nuclear force after a spate of nuclear and missile testing may have more to do with the North Korean leader's turnaround – from a position of strength.
Even before he meets Kim, Trump's rhetoric – which may be too optimistic given the many false thaws between North and South – and the insidious diplomacy has been a sign of triumph and finality
Apart from the implementation of the Kim Trump Summit, the US diplomatic strategy with North Korea seems obscure.
But the peace treaty, which was supposed to replace the amnesty for the Korean War, would probably be accompanied by a series of conditions. The US side – including perhaps exporting the Northern nuclear arsenal for overseas destruction – may not accept Kim.
Even the word "denuclearization" that Trump has thrown into tweets is sharply subject to other interpretations between North Korea and the United States.
Trump's hurry to complain about the opening also underestimates the contribution of other key players.
The South Korean president, for example, has set his political career on the events that led him up to his historic handshake with Kim on Friday.
And for much of last year, Kim dictated events with his weapons testing and shock diplomacy, and made Trump catch up – like the P resident agreed with his surprising agreement to team up with the North Korean leader himself.
There is only one way to find out if Kim is really committed to a fresh start or if he goes through the well-known North Korean routine of trade dialogue for concessions and foreign aid, while taking no realistic steps to freeze or remove nuclear programs.
So Kim's intentions have to be checked – that's one reason why Trump's summit match with Kim is defensible.
Given the stakes and chance of averting a murderous war on the Korean Peninsula, even in Washington's divisive political climate, everyone could trump Trump's success.