TRUMP SAYS NORTH KOREA ‘NO LONGER’ A NUCLEAR THREAT; POLICY EXPERTS DISAGREE
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 Jon Un, some of which has raised questions about how much was gained during the meeting in Singapore.
Trump’s tweets followed a high-profile summit which yielded a renewed promise by Kim to “denuclearize” the Korean Peninsula but was scant on details. In one tweet, Trump said that North Korea is no longer the United States’ most dangerous problem, and he said Americans could “sleep well tonight!”
His assessment was ridiculed by Democratic lawmakers and analysts, who suggested that North Korea remains a serious threat. More reactions at thestar.com/world
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