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Ex-Navy analyst: Trump’s ‘speed date’ with Kim doesn’t make nuclear threat go away

A former Navy intelligence analyst said President Trump is "delusional" for tweeting that there is no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea after his "speed date" with leader Kim Jong Un.

Malcom Nance, an author and former intelligence expert in the U.S. Navy, was responding to Trump's early morning declaration on Wednesday.

"There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea," Trump tweeted after returning from the brief summit in Singapore. "Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!"

Nance said Trump is "delusional" to think that North Korea's ballistic capabilities no longer exist.

"His Kim Jong Un speed date does not make the NK nuclear threat go away. 20-60 nukes still exist. The missiles are operational. Chemical, biological & artillery weapons point at South Korea," Nance tweeted.

"Membership in the Dictators boys club does NOT make America safe!" He added.

Trump tweeted Wednesday that people could sleep well because the United States was not heading to war with North Korea.

"Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea," he wrote in a second tweet. "President Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most dangerous problem. No longer - sleep well tonight!"

The two leaders signed a brief document committing the U.S. to unspecified guarantees for North Korea in exchange for the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

The vague agreement did not offer a timeline for the country's denuclearization.

Many Trump critics, including Fox News host Shep Smith, said the agreement was too weak.

"America demanded complete, verifiable, irreversible denuclearization ... There's no guarantee of that, not even words to that effect," Smith said Tuesday.  

North Korean-controlled media is reporting on Wednesday that Trump also promised to lift sanctions against the country in addition to halting joint military exercises with South Korea. 

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