Like the Pentagon, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has also concluded that North Korea and their leader Kim Jong Un have no intention of giving up their nuclear weapons.
But if Kim won't give up his weapons, how does he intend to placate Trump?
The CIA believes he'll offer to open an American hamburger chain in the North Korean capital of Pyongyang.
In an odd twist, a list of potential concessions by North Korea in the CIA analysis included the possibility that Kim Jong Un may consider offering to open a Western hamburger franchise in Pyongyang as a show of goodwill, according to three national security officials.
It suggests Kim is interested in a peaceful gesture to an American president whose love of fast-food burgers is well known — and who, during the 2016 campaign, had said he wanted to talk nukes over a burger with the North Korean leader.
There's a lot to process here.
There's the clear image of how North Koreans see Americans, which isn't necessarily wrong. There's the impression of Trump as a fast-food obsessed moron, which also isn't wrong. And there's the distinct possibility that Trump would go for this kind of stunt because he is fast-food obsessed moron.
One obstacle standing in the way of burger diplomacy is a possible shortage of chains willing to take the hit to open a franchise in North Korea.
Trump may not give a shit about the ongoing human disaster of North Korea's concentration camps, but I doubt Burger King or McDonald's is willing to go there.