US President Donald Trump praised the ‘tremendous progress’ made with North Korea while speaking to the press in Washington DC on Wednesday, just before heading to hurricane affected areas in the Carolinas.

“We’re making tremendous progress with respect to North Korea,” President Trump said, adding that “prior to becoming president it looked like we were going to war with North Korea and now we have a lot of progress.”

Trump also noted that the leaders of North and South Korea met at the Inter-Korean summit in Pyongyang, and said “now they want to go and put a bid in for the Olympics,” in reference to the statement made by North and South Korea on their plan to bid to co-host the 2032 Olympic Games.

The President says before he took office, it looked like the U.S. was heading for war with North Korea and that a lot of progress has been made:

Earlier today, the President tweeted: “Kim Jong Un has agreed to allow Nuclear inspections, subject to final negotiations, and to permanently dismantle a test site and launch pad in the presence of international experts”.

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