Donald Trump is historically unpopular. He’s totally lacking any popular accomplishments. He’s besieged by so many criminal scandals it’s difficult to keep track of them all. He’s more likely to finish his current term in prison than in the White House. He’s desperate for a win, or even a perceived win, in the hope that a political victory might slightly dampen the nation’s demand for his ouster. It’s why he bet so heavily on pulling something off with Kim Jong Un. It’s also why Trump is losing that bet.