Trump says North Korea no longer a nuclear threat

President Donald Trump hailed the summit in Singapore with Kim, in which North Korean leader Kim Jong Un agreed to work towards denuclearizing his country.

FILE: North Korea's Kim Jong Un shakes hands with US President Donald Trump during their summit meeting in Singapore on 12 June 2018. Picture: AFP

WASHINGTON - US President Donald Trump Wednesday congratulated himself on his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, insisting that country is no longer a nuclear threat.

The remark was part of a blast of tweets that Trump fired off even as Air Force One touched down at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland outside the US capital and brought Trump back home.

He waved as he walked down a red-carpeted staircase and got into a limousine.

Trump hailed the summit in Singapore with Kim, in which the North Korean leader agreed to work towards denuclearizing his country, although their agreement did not say how this would be done.

Trump has been criticised for lending legitimacy to the North Korean dictator, whose regime has an atrocious human rights record, by attending the meeting in Singapore.

“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!” he wrote.

“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!” Trump added.

Trump also praised himself for backing a woman who won a Republican primary Tuesday in South Carolina, defeating a Trump critic.

And he repeated an earlier tweet criticising Robert de Niro, who used an expletive to blast the president at the Tony Awards. In the tweet, Trump called the actor “a very Low IQ individual.”