PUBLISHED JUL 1, 2019

Skimm This: Trump in North Korea, OPEC, and Cori Gauff at Wimbledon

It’s July 1st. Today, we Skimm’d This: 


  • President Donald Trump showed up in North Korea this weekend for a surprise visit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. And the two moved nuclear talks off the back burner. We’ll break down what to expect next. 

  • Members of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, or OPEC, are filing into Vienna today to talk oil. They want to keep production low and stabilize the market. We’ll explain why.

  • Taylor Swift’s old record label, Big Machine Records, was acquired by a talent manager named Scooter Braun. Now Braun owns the rights to almost all of Swift’s songs. And she’s calling it her “worst case scenario.” We’ll explain the history here.

  • And finally: a new player on the Wimbledon court is making a big first impression with a win over a five-time Wimbledon champ. 



theSkimm: This weekend, President Trump became the first sitting US president to set foot in North Korea. This was Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s first meeting since February, when a summit about nuclear weapons and sanctions fell apart. But now the two say: talks are back on. What next? We’ll get into it. Meanwhile, members of OPEC are at the table in Vienna. To talk oil production. And tensions are high – in part because of the US and Iran. We’ll break it all down for you. Also on today’s episode: why Taylor Swift says Scooter Braun is a threat to her ‘reputation,’ and 15-year-old Cori Gauff’s big first impression at Wimbledon.

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