President Trump on Sunday assailed the “Fake News” media and critics who claimed he gave away too much at his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un by saying “we got so much for peace in the world.”
“The denuclearization deal with North Korea is being praised and celebrated all over Asia. They are so happy!,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “Over here, in our country, some people would rather see this historic deal fail than give Trump a win, even if it does save potentially millions & millions of lives!”
Then he lashed out at media outlets where some pundits questioned the photo-op between Trump and Kim in Singapore last week, arguing that the North Korean despot got a propaganda win just by being photographed with a world leader.
”Funny how the Fake News, in a coordinated effort with each other, likes to say I gave sooo much to North Korea because I ’met.’ That’s because that’s all they have to disparage! We got so much for peace in the world, & more is being added in finals. Even got our hostages/remains!,” Trump said in a series of tweets about his Singapore summit last week.
He also defended his decision that apparently caught the Pentagon by surprise that he was going to suspend joint-military operations, which he called “war games,” with South Korea while the talks with Kim were underway.
“Holding back the ’war games’ during the negotiations was my request because they are VERY EXPENSIVE and set a bad light during a good faith negotiation,” Trump said. “Also, quite provocative. Can start up immediately if talks break down, which I hope will not happen!”
The US and North Korea agreed to “work toward the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula” but the agreement failed to spell out how it would be verified or how long the process would last.
It also called for Pyongyang to return to the US the remains of POW/MIAs.
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