President Donald Trump claimed in a post on Twitter on Wednesday that North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat following his historic meeting with the reclusive communist country’s repressive dictator.
The tweet from Trump comes after a joint statement issued following the meeting in Singapore said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
“Just landed – a long trip, but everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” Trump tweeted.
He added, “Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!”
Despite Trump’s claims, critics have noted that the pledge from Kim was short on details regarding the process of North Korean denuclearization.
Members of the Trump administration indicated before the meeting that the only acceptable outcome would be the complete, verifiable and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
In a subsequent tweet, Trump declared that North Korea is “no longer” the nation’s “biggest and most dangerous problem,” telling Americans to “sleep well tonight!”
Trump also defended his decision to halt joint military exercises with South Korea, which reportedly came as surprise to officials in South Korea and at the Pentagon.
“We save a fortune by not doing war games, as long as we are negotiating in good faith – which both sides are!” Trump tweeted.
The president also took the opportunity to continue his ongoing feud with the media, calling “Fake News” the “country’s biggest enemy.”
“So funny to watch the Fake News, especially NBC and CNN. They are fighting hard to downplay the deal with North Korea,” Trump tweeted. “500 days ago they would have ‘begged’ for this deal.”
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