Even when Trump suddenly did an about-face and fell in love with North Korean communist dictator Kim Jong-Un and convinced himself that his new-found communist friend would "denuclearize," I said it just wasn't going to happen. I also said that there was zero chance that Kim would trade his nukes for Trump's promise of beautiful condo projects along North Korean beaches.
Why was I so certain that Kim would never let go of his nukes? Because he knows that his nukes are what is deterring U.S. officials, including Cold War anticommunist dead-enders like John Bolton, Mike Pompeo, and Elliott Abrams, from initiating a regime-change war against his regime.
Oh sure, Trump could engage in the biggest love-fest in history with Kim and he could promise Trump Resorts all across North Korea, but Kim is smart enough to know that as soon as he got rid of his last nuke, all that love and all those promises would go up in regime-change flames.