DC Daily: Trump says North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat' after meeting with Kim Jong Un

DC Daily: Trump says North Korea 'no longer a nuclear threat' after meeting with Kim Jong Un
Posted at 6:49 AM, Jun 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-13 09:49:03-04

Here's what's making headlines in the political world on June 13, 2018:

Trump reflects on historic meeting with Kim
-- President Trump returned to Washington, D.C., Wednesday and got back onto Twitter to comment further on his summit in Singapore with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un.

In a series of tweets, Trump declared that North Korea was no longer a threat thanks to his meeting and agreement with Kim.

"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. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!"

"Before taking office 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!"

"We save a fortune by not doing war games, as long as we are negotiating in good faith - which both sides are!"

Despite Trump’s declaration, there has been no immediate proof that North Korea would end its nuclear program.

After nearly five hours of unprecedented talks between Trump and Kim on Tuesday, the two leaders signed a document in which Kim "reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" and the US agreed to "provide security guarantees."

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Trump throws jabs at Robert De Niro
-- President Trump slammed actor Robert De Niro in a series of tweets aboard Air Force One as he returned to the United States from Singapore.

Trump tweeted:

"Robert De Niro, a very Low IQ individual, has received too many shots to the head by real boxers in movies. I watched him last night and truly believe he may be “punch-drunk.” I guess he doesn’t..."

"...realize the economy is the best it’s ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country. Wake up Punchy!"

Introducing a performance by Bruce Springsteen Sunday night at the Tony Awards, the actor railed against the president.

"First, I wanna say, 'f*** Trump,'" De Niro said in the bleeped telecast. "It's no longer 'Down with Trump,' it's 'f*** Trump.'"

His comments received a standing ovation in Radio City Music Hall at the time.

Trump revels in Sanford’s South Carolina defeat
-- President Trump took an opportunity to slam Republican Rep. Mark Sanford for his loss in the South Carolina GOP primary.

Sanford, who has been critical of Trump in the past, lost to Republican Katie Arrington -- a defeat that Trump seemed to take pleasure in.

The president tweeted Wednesday: "My political representatives didn’t want me to get involved in the Mark Sanford primary thinking that Sanford would easily win - but with a few hours left I felt that Katie was such a good candidate, and Sanford was so bad, I had to give it a shot. Congrats to Katie Arrington!"

On Election Day, Trump threw his support behind Arrington in a tweet and referenced Sanford’s affair with a woman in Argentina.

Trump said: “Mark Sanford has been very unhelpful to me in my campaign to MAGA. He is MIA and nothing but trouble. He is better off in Argentina. I fully endorse Katie Arrington for Congress in SC, a state I love. She is tough on crime and will continue our fight to lower taxes. VOTE Katie!”

CNN contributed to this report