Trump says North Korea ‘no longer’ a nuclear threat as he returns to Washington
President Trump declared Wednesday that there is “no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea” as he returned to Washington, offering a rosy assessment of his summit with the leader of a nation that still possesses nuclear weapons.
“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,” the president said on Twitter.
In a separate tweet, he said that North Korea is no longer the United States’ most dangerous problem, as President Barack Obama had characterized it upon leaving office.
Trump’s tweets followed a high-profile summit in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that produced a promise to “denuclearize” the Korean Peninsula but was scant on details.
His tweets came shortly after Air Force One landed at Joint Base Andrews just outside Washington.
In his tweets, Trump called his meeting with Kim “an interesting and very positive experience.”
He also said that before he took office last year, “people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea.”
“President Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most dangerous problem. No longer – sleep well tonight!” the president wrote.