DONALD Trump has told Americans they can “sleep well tonight” as he returned to the United Stated buoyed up by his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.
The proclamation comes just hours after the two men signed an agreement promising full denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula at a historic summit held in Singapore.
Reuters Donald Trump fist-pumps as he boards Air Force One in Singapore following his meeting with Kim Jong-un
The President declared the nuclear threat from the hermit kingdom to be over in a series of tweets posted shortly before Air Force One touched down in Maryland in the early hours of this morning.
He wrote: “I want to thank Chairman Kim for taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people.
“Our unprecedented meeting – the first between an American President and a leader of North Korea – proves that real change is possible!”
In further posts this morning, the President said he had just landed back in the US and “everybody can feel much safer” than the day he took office.
REUTERS The duo appear to have a much warmer relationship in person compared to their Twitter spat just months ago
He wrote: “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future!
“Before taking office people were assuming that we were going to War with North Korea. President Obama said that North Korea was our biggest and most dangerous problem. No longer – sleep well tonight!”
Trump and Kim appeared to have formed a “special bond” during their 41-minute-long one-to-one meeting, despite it being the first time the pair sat down to talk things through.
AFP or licensors Trump and Kim signed an agreement for the Korean peninsula to be rid of nuclear weapons
The surprisingly warm relations come just months after the pair were engaged in a war of wars on Twitter, throwing insults back and forth.
At the summit, Kim vowed to destroy all his nukes, in what is believed to be a “phased but quick denuclearisation.”
In return, the United States’ leader made a number of security guarantees to his former North Korean foe.