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Trump says he had ‘everything’ to do with North Korea peace breakthrough

Donald Trump claimed at a rally on Saturday he had ‘everything to do’ with Friday’s peace summit between North and South Korea, prompting chants of ‘Nobel, Nobel’ from supporters.

Addressing a rowdy crowd in Washington Township, Michigan, the President said the ‘very good meeting’ between the leaders of both countries had come about because of his own diplomatic skill.

‘I had one of the fake news groups this morning. They were saying, “what do you think President Trump had to do with it?” Trump said. ‘I’ll tell you what. Like, how about everything?’ 

Addressing a rowdy crowd in Washington Township, Michigan, the President said the ‘very good meeting’ between the leaders of both countries had come about because of his own diplomatic skill

Friday’s summit saw Kim Jong-un shake hands with President Moon Jae-in and then step into the south – the first time a North Korean leader has crossed the border since the Korean War. The pair then held a series of talks.

Trump told the rally Moon had phoned him on Saturday and thanked him for making the meeting possible, prompting crowd members to call for him to receive the Nobel Peace Prize. However, Trump did not go into any details about his contribution. 

He also revealed that his planned meeting with Kim would take place within ‘three or four weeks’, and added that he was intent on securing a deal that would lead to the dictator giving up his missiles. 

At Friday’s summit, the North and South agreed to a common goal of ‘complete denuclearization, a nuclear-free Korean peninsula’ – although many experts are wary about what Kim will demand in return for giving up his arsenal. 

Friday's summit saw Kim Jong-un shake hands with President Moon Jae-in and then step into the south

Friday’s summit saw Kim Jong-un shake hands with President Moon Jae-in and then step into the south

This was the first time a North Korean leader has crossed the border since the Korean War. The pair then held a series of talks

This was the first time a North Korean leader has crossed the border since the Korean War. The pair then held a series of talks

Trump insisted the progress made at the summit at vindicated his approach to the region. 

Referring to his critics, Trump told Saturday’s rally: ‘He’s going to lead us into a nuclear war, they said. No, strength will save us from a nuclear war.’

The rally, which was deliberately timed to coincide with the White House Correspondents Dinner, saw the President discuss a number of other key grassroots conservative issues. 

These included appointing conservative judges, protecting tax cuts approved by the Republican-led Congress, and reforming US immigration laws, which Trump branded ‘the dumbest in the world’.

Trump also revealed that his planned meeting with Kim would take place within 'three or four weeks', and added that he was intent on securing a deal that would lead to the dictator giving up his missiles

Trump also revealed that his planned meeting with Kim would take place within ‘three or four weeks’, and added that he was intent on securing a deal that would lead to the dictator giving up his missiles

It came as Seoul revealed the Kim regime plans to shut its nuclear testing site in May and reveal the process to outside experts and reporters. 

Revealing the pledge, South Korea announced Kim Jong Un said Donald Trump will get to know the North Korean leader is ‘not a person’ to aim missiles at US.

Seoul’s presidential spokesman, Yoon Young-chan, said Mr Kim made the comments during his summit with South Korean president Moon Jae-In on Friday.



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