President Donald Trump on Thursday suggested that he’s responsible for the current thawing of diplomatic relations between North Korea and South Korea.
“With all of the failed ‘experts’ weighing in, does anybody really believe that talks and dialogue would be going on between North and South Korea right now if I wasn’t firm, strong and willing to commit our total ‘might’ against the North,” Trump tweeted Thursday. “Fools, but talks are a good thing!”
On Wednesday, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un reopened a key cross-border communication channel. The Associated Press reported that South Korea confirmed that officials from both countries a 20-minute conversation discussing the lines of communication.
Earlier this week, during his New Year’s address, Kim also said he’d be willing to send a delegation to South Korea for the Winter Olympics.
Despite these moves, Trump taunted Kim this week, saying that he has a nuclear “button" and that it “is a much bigger & more powerful one than his, and my Button works!”