Trump: ‘If not for me,’ the US would be at war with North Korea

Amid recent reports about North Korea’s continued nuclear activity, President Trump took to Twitter on Tuesday and fired back at his critics who question the significance of his June 12 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.

“Many good conversations with North Korea-it is going well! In the meantime, no Rocket Launches or Nuclear Testing in 8 months. All of Asia is thrilled. Only the Opposition Party, which includes the Fake News, is complaining. If not for me, we would now be at War with North Korea!” Trump wrote on Twitter.

The president had also tweeted right after the summit, in part, “…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!”

However, NBC News reported on Friday, based on inside sources, that “U.S. intelligence agencies believe that North Korea has increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons at multiple secret sites in recent months — and that Kim Jong Un may try to hide those facilities as he seeks more concessions in nuclear talks with the Trump administration.”

“There is absolutely unequivocal evidence that they are trying to deceive the U.S,” one official was quoted as saying about the regime.

The White House announced Monday that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be flying to North Korea on July 5 to “continue the ongoing and important work of denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula.”