Secretary of State Mike Pompeo posted pics of his dinner with North Korean diplomat Kim Yong Chol, saying they enjoyed a meal of “steak, corn and cheese”:
Good working dinner with Kim Yong Chol in New York tonight. Steak, corn, and cheese on the menu. pic.twitter.com/1pu4K3oym7
— Secretary Pompeo (@SecPompeo) May 31, 2018
No, we don’t think it’s code but who knows:
wait. are steak corn and cheese code for something because? https://t.co/npDIfGxZEu
— Kate Bennett (@KateBennett_DC) May 31, 2018
And according to Newsweek, they were drinking Islay Scotch with the meal. Whiskey diplomacy for the win?
Pompeo having a good time with his North Korean interlocutor https://t.co/4MSI4h7igT
— Clemens Wergin (@clemenswergin) May 31, 2018
Although the “warm and fuzzy” pic is a little too much to take, given North Korea’s history and all:
Perhaps I am under the influence of my environment. Here at the Oslo Freedom Forum, I've talked with two North Korean escapees (Park Yeon-mi and Ji Seong-ho) and Fred Warmbier, the father of Otto, who was tortured to death by the Norks. Engage with them, yes. Warm and fuzzy, no. https://t.co/3KhvRvSs8n
— Jay Nordlinger (@jaynordlinger) May 31, 2018
Exit question: Did nukes come up?
Good to hear you enjoyed dinner. Now what about those nukes? https://t.co/xNULkPEbW7
— Michael Schuman (@MichaelSchuman) May 31, 2018
To be continued…