We can understand the need for diplomacy when holding a summit as rare as the one between President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, but now that the summit’s over, there’s no need to mince words, is there?

Trump is taking a lot of heat from both sides of the aisle for an interview he had with Fox News anchor Bret Baier, in which he called Kim “a tough guy” and when confronted with the fact that Kim’s “done some really bad things,” countered that other people had too.


The counter that “other people [have] done some really bad things” really didn’t fly.

It’s not good — it’s more the sort of thing we’d have expected coming from Dennis Rodman than President Trump.

If we had to defend the president on this — and it’s a stretch — at least he came off less fawning that the U.S. media did when Kim’s sister gave Vice President Pence the side-eye at the Winter Olympics.