US Lawmakers Dismiss Trump Assertion that North Korea's Nuclear Threat Is Over
Several U.S. lawmakers are dismissing President Donald Trump's assertion on Twitter that North Korea no longer poses a nuclear threat. They also rejected any swift lifting of U.S. sanctions amid claims by Pyongyang that Trump agreed to sanctions relief during his meeting with Kim Jong Un. Democrats are heaping scorn on Trump's tweet that "There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea." Replying on Twitter, the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, said "North Korea is a real and present threat. So is a dangerously naive president." Providing a more gentle response was the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Republican Bob Corker. "That is a great example of hyperbole [by Trump]," Corker said. "I do not think that is what has happened." Much has to occur before the world can breathe easier with regard to North Korea, says Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen. "The nuclear threat...
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