Trump shrugs off news of secret nuclear facility, pretends he prevented war with North Korea

His own intelligence team says Kim Jong Un has no intention of denuclearizing.

Donald Trump at a press conference, following his June meeting with Kim Jong-un.
Donald Trump at a press conference, following his June meeting with Kim Jong-un. CREDIT: Win McNamee/Getty Images

Despite Donald Trump’s claims that Kim Jong Un would denuclearize, his own Defense Intelligence Agency reportedly believes that North Korea has no intention of ending its nuclear program.

Still, days after U.S. intelligence officials said North Korea has actually increased its production at secret nuclear facilities, Trump tried to take credit on Tuesday for single-handedly preventing war with the country. “If not for me,” he tweeted, “we would now be at War [sic] with North Korea!”

Let’s review.

After promising as a candidate that he would be happy to talk to the North Korean dictator and would “absolutely” try to talk some sense into Kim Jong-un, President Trump began his outreach to him with a series of insulting tweets.

“Does this guy have anything better to do with his life?” Trump asked in one.

In August 2017, Trump promised “fire and fury like the world has never seen” if North Korea continued to threaten the USA. He later expressed that “If anything, maybe that statement wasn’t tough enough.”


Soon after, he began mocking Kim Jong Un as “Rocket Man,” both on Twitter and even in a speech before the United Nations.

Trump later belittled him as “short and fat.”

In January, he got into a size argument about who had a bigger nuclear button.

Then, in an about face, Trump dialed back the rhetoric and agreed to meet face to face. At their Singapore summit last month, Trump saluted a North Korean general, agreed to end U.S. military drills with South Korea, and emerged with a vague agreement that North Korea would work toward “complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” He then told Fox News that his North Korean counterpart is “strong,” “funny,” “smart” and a “great negotiator.”

Less than a month later, it seems that North Korea’s Kim may have been the only “great negotiator” at their meeting and that it is “going well” only for the North Korean regime.


Trump’s claim that he averted a war that only he was threatening to start to begin with is just the latest example of him claiming credit for undoing his own action.