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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' MORE on Saturday dismissed concerns about missile tests earlier this month and said he had confidence in North Korean Leader Kim Jong UnKim Jong UnNew Bob Woodward book will include details of 25 personal letters between Trump and Kim Jong Un Overnight Defense: Trump pushed to restore full National Guard funding | Watchdog faults Pompeo on civilian risk of Saudi arms sales Trump's missed opportunities: The top three blunders of the past year 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 BoltonThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Speculation over Biden's running mate announcement Ex-Trump adviser, impeachment witness Fiona Hill gets book deal Hannity's first book in 10 years debuts at No. 1 on Amazon MORE on Saturday called the North Korean missile tests a violation of United Nations resolutions

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“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 BidenRon Johnson signals some GOP senators concerned about his Obama-era probes On The Money: Pelosi, Mnuchin talk but make no progress on ending stalemate | Trump grabs 'third rail' of politics with payroll tax pause | Trump uses racist tropes to pitch fair housing repeal to 'suburban housewife' Biden commemorates anniversary of Charlottesville 'Unite the Right' rally: 'We are in a battle for the soul of our nation' 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.