Trump says North Korea ‘no longer’ a nu­clear threat

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U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un met dur­ing a high-pro­file sum­mit which yielded a re­newed prom­ise by Kim to “de­nu­cle­arize” the Korean Penin­sula but was scant on de­tails. WASH­ING­TON—U.S. Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump de­clared Wed­nes­day that there is “no longer a Nu­clear Threat from North Korea” as he re­turned to Wash­ing­ton, of­fer­ing a rosy as­sess­ment of a 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. He later lashed out at me­dia cov­er­age of his meet­ing with North Korean dic­ta­tor Kim Jong Un, some of which has raised ques­tions about how much was gained dur­ing the meet­ing in Sin­ga­pore.

“Our Coun­try’s big­gest en­emy is the Fake News so eas­ily pro­mul­gated by fools!” Trump wrote, claim­ing that tele­vi­sion net­works “are fight­ing hard to down­play the deal with North Korea.”

Trump’s tweets fol­lowed a sum­mit which yielded a re­newed prom­ise by Kim to “de­nu­cle­arize” the Korean Penin­sula but was scant on de­tails. Law­mak­ers, an­a­lysts and al­lies have hailed the ef­fort but ques­tioned the sub­stance of what was achieved.trump said that North Korea is no longer the United States’ most dan­ger­ous prob­lem.

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