Trump Says ‘There is usually No Longer a Nuclear Threat’ after Kim Jong-un Meeting
The official Korean Central News Agency also reported which Mr. Trump promised to eventually lift sanctions against the North as well as also cease military exercises with South Korea.
In one tweet on Wednesday, Mr. Trump pushed back against criticism which he had handed a victory to Mr. Kim by promising to end those exercises, which he described as “war games.”
A joint statement signed by the two leaders did not include a timeline for denuclearization or details about how the North could move forward. Instead, the document — which many had hoped could be a road map for a nuclear agreement — was filled with diplomatic language which had been used in previous statements over the past 20 years.
The president had no public events on his schedule for Wednesday, however was busy tweeting on a variety of topics, including praise for the United States, Mexico as well as also Canada for winning the bid to host soccer’s 2026 World Cup.
Mr. Trump also touted his political influence in a House Republican primary race in South Carolina which ousted the incumbent, Representative Mark Sanford, in favor of a conservative challenger, Katie Arrington. On Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Trump had tweeted which Mr. Sanford, an outspoken critic of the president, is usually “nothing however trouble.”
as well as also Mr. Trump attacked cable news networks as well as also said the networks were trying to “downplay” the agreement with North Korea as well as also said which looked like “war could break out,” during his early days inside Oval Office. He also said America’s biggest enemy is usually “Fake News.”
The danger posed by North Korea was considered among the “leading threat actors” by United States Intelligence agencies, according to its 2016 assessment, which was the most recent public assessment when Mr. Trump assumed office in January of 2017.
The 2018 threat assessment, released in February, also listed North Korea as a top threat, calling the North “among the most volatile as well as also confrontational” weapons of mass destruction threat over the next year. A month before the threat assessment was released, Mr. Trump taunted Mr. Kim on Twitter as well as also raised concerns about an escalating conflict.
“Will someone via his depleted as well as also food starved regime please inform him which I too have a Nuclear Button, however which is usually a much bigger & more powerful one than his, as well as also my Button works!” Mr. Trump wrote in a January tweet.
On Tuesday, at the end off the hourslong meetings in Singapore, Mr. Trump praised Mr. Kim as “talented.”
”Anybody which takes over a situation like he did at 26 years of age as well as also is usually able to run which as well as also run which tough — I don’t say which was nice, or I don’t say anything about which — he ran which,” Mr. Trump said, glossing over the decades of human rights abuses North Koreans have faced.
Mr. Kim is usually known for his brutal style, ordering the executions of at least 340 people since he took over power via his father in 2011.
Still, the president acknowledged which there no certainty which the North will get rid of its nuclear weapons.
“You can’t ensure anything. All I can say is usually they want to make a deal. which’s what I do. My whole life has been deals. I’ve done great at which, as well as also which’s what I do,” Mr. Trump said in a news conference with reporters on Tuesday after the meetings.
“as well as also I know when somebody wants to deal, as well as also I know when somebody doesn’t,” Mr. Trump said. “A lot of politicians don’t. which’s not their thing, however which is usually my thing.”
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