On CNN’s “State of the Union,” Pompeo was asked by host Jake Tapper whether he believes North Korea remains a nuclear threat.
“Yes,” Pompeo replied. Trump and Kim are set to hold a second summit in Vietnam this week.
When pressed about Trump no longer seeing North Korea as a nuclear threat, Pompeo said that’s not what Trump said.
“What he said was the efforts that had been made in Singapore, this commitment that Chairman Kim made, have substantially taken down the risk to the American people,” Pompeo said. “We’re aiming to achieve that.”
The president has maintained that North Korea is on the path to get rid of its nuclear weapons and at times has said there is no nuclear threat from the hermitic nation. On June 13, Trump tweeted, “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea.“
“Oy. The big guy isn’t going to like that.”