Trump touts advancements with North Korea ahead of second summit

Trump touts advancements with North Korea ahead of second summit
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President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump goes after Cassidy after saying he wouldn't support him for president in 2024 Jan. 6 panel lays out criminal contempt case against Bannon Hillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Agencies sound alarm over ransomware targeting agriculture groups MORE on Thursday chastised the "Fake News Media" over its coverage of his summit last year with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, accusing journalists of downplaying his administration's success in the region.

In a pair of tweets, the president touted an end to North Korean missile launches that had entered Japanese airspace, as well as the return of remains of American war dead from the Korean War last year.

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"The Fake News Media loves saying “so little happened at my first summit with Kim Jong Un.” Wrong!" Trump tweeted.

"After 40 years of doing nothing with North Korea but being taken to the cleaners, & with a major war ready to start, in a short 15 months, relationships built, hostages & remains back home where they belong, no more Rockets or M’s being fired over Japan or anywhere else and, most importantly, no Nuclear Testing," the president continued.

"This is more than has ever been accomplished with North Korea, and the Fake News knows it," he concluded. "I expect another good meeting soon, much potential!"

His remarks come less than a week after the White House announced a second summit will be held with North Korea's Kim Jong Un next month. Last year's summit ended with a joint declaration from the two nations to seek complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

“President Donald J. Trump met with Kim Yong Chol for an hour and half, to discuss denuclearization and a second summit, which will take place near the end of February," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said last week.

"The President looks forward to meeting with Chairman Kim at a place to be announced at a later date,” she added at the time.

Next month's summit between the two leaders is expected to be held in Vietnam.