Trump says 'I have confidence' after past North Korea missile tests

President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump PACs brought in over M for the first half of 2021 Chicago owes Trump M tax refund, state's attorney mounts legal challenge Biden hits resistance from unions on vaccine requirement MORE on Saturday dismissed concerns about missile tests earlier this month and said he had confidence in North Korean Leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnKoreas in talks over possible summit: report The Koreas are talking again — Moon is for real, but what about Kim? Koreas restore communication links, vow to improve relations MORE.

"North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me," he wrote. "I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me."

National security adviser John BoltonJohn BoltonWant to evaluate Donald Trump's judgment? Listen to Donald Trump Will Pence primary Trump — and win? Bolton: Trump lacked enough 'advance thinking' for a coup MORE on Saturday called the North Korean missile tests a violation of United Nations resolutions


“U.N. Security Council resolutions prohibit North Korea from firing any ballistic missiles,” Bolton told reporters in Tokyo, according to The Associated Press ahead of Trump's arrival Saturday. “In terms of violating U.N. Security Council resolutions, there is no doubt about that.”

The president also said he "smiled" when Kim referred to 2020 Democratic front-runner former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Supreme Court and blind partisanship ended the illusion of independent agencies Missed debt ceiling deadline kicks off high-stakes fight Senate infrastructure talks spill over into rare Sunday session MORE as a "low IQ individual."

North Korean state media outlet KCNA on Tuesday called Vice President Joe Biden a “fool of low IQ”  after Biden called Kim a tyrant.

President Trump is in Japan this weekend to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.