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Trump knocks Schumer, touts North Korea summit in early morning tweet

Trump knocks Schumer, touts North Korea summit in early morning tweet
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpFive takeaways from Gillum and DeSantis’s first debate GOP warns economy will tank if Dems win Gorbachev calls Trump's withdrawal from arms treaty 'a mistake' MORE on Sunday hit back at criticism from Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerManchin wrestles with progressive backlash in West Virginia The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Health care a top policy message in fall campaigns McConnell says deficits 'not a Republican problem' MORE (D-N.Y.), who has argued Trump received little in return from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in exchange for significant concessions.

"Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerManchin wrestles with progressive backlash in West Virginia The Hill's Morning Report — Presented by the Coalition for Affordable Prescription Drugs — Health care a top policy message in fall campaigns McConnell says deficits 'not a Republican problem' MORE said 'the Summit was what the Texans call all cattle and no hat.' Thank you Chuck, but are you sure you got that right?" Trump asked in an early morning tweet. "No more nuclear testing or rockets flying all over the place, blew up launch sites. Hostages already back, hero remains coming home & much more!" he added.

The president was referring to remarks Schumer gave on the Senate floor last week after Trump's summit with Kim in Singapore.

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"The summit was much more show than substance — what the Texans call 'all cattle, no hat,' " Schumer said, mixing up the common expression.

Trump has spent the days since his summit with Kim repeatedly heaping praise on the North Korean leader and touting the results of their meeting.

After hours of discussions, Trump and Kim signed an agreement committing the United States to unspecified “security guarantees” in exchange for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. The document also lacked specifics on the timeline or nature of denuclearization.

North Korea had returned American hostages and destroyed a nuclear test site prior to the meeting as a gesture of good faith. However, some U.S. officials have said the move could make it more difficult to verify what nuclear materials North Korea has.

The Trump administration has claimed since the meeting that North Korea will fully and irreversibly denuclearize, despite the lack of a written commitment from Kim.

Trump, meanwhile, has at various times called Kim "very talented," a "great negotiator," and someone who "loves his people." On Friday, he expressed admiration for Kim's control over North Korea.

Democrats and some Republicans have criticized Trump's rhetoric about Kim, who is accused of having family members murdered, sending citizens to work camps and torturing American hostages.