I don't envy the Nobel Peace Prize Committee their job this year. What if Trump's meeting with Kim Jong Um is a success? Success in this context could mean anything of course, even just getting some kind of process started, which is what Trump himself has now downgraded the talks to. One tangible thing that most likely could emerge as a success would be the ending of the technical state of war between North and South Korea. Given that the Nobel Prize went to Obama, so far as I can see merely for being elected, I could well understand it if Trump, following his meeting with Kim tomorrow, did not get the prize. But where would his getting it leave the prize? As someone said, when Kissinger got it, satire died. Can satire die twice? Or should we be forced to reassess the Donald?
I almost forgot - if the Tony Awards in New York last night are anything to go by - then no reassessment will be required soon. Robert De Niro, on the stage said he had only one thing to say: 'Fuck Trump.' In fact he repeated it, and got a standing ovation. Since Oprah appears to have ruled herself out of the next presidential race, perhaps De Niro could take up the baton. He's only three years older than Trump. You lookin' at me?