Despite saying days earlier that North Korea was no longer a nuclear threat, Trump – with no fanfare whatsoever – signed an executive order on Friday and extended for one year the so-called “national emergency” with respect to the nuclear-armed nation, re-authorizing economic restrictions against it.
Nine days after Trump tweeted: “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea,” following the Singapore summit.
So, which is it, Donald?
The Executive Order states that “the existence and risk of proliferation of weapons-usable fissile material” and the actions and policies of the North Korean government “continue to pose an unusual and extraordinary threat to the national security, foreign policy, and economy of the United States”.
Trump lied at a cabinet meeting JUST THE DAY BEFORE, declaring that denuclearization had already begun. Hmm, because his defense secretary, James Mattis, told reporters a day earlier that he wasn’t aware that North Korea had taken any steps yet toward denuclearization, and that detailed negotiations have not yet begun.
Bare-faced liar that every Republican uses to their advantage. Sick puppies all.
For more: Washington Times