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Trump boasts about progress with North Korea: 'If not for me, we would now be at war'

President Trump would like to say "you're welcome."

Trump on Tuesday claimed that he prevented a war from breaking out between the U.S. and North Korea.

"If not for me, we would now be at War with North Korea," he said, also boasting that "all of Asia is thrilled" with the progress of the denuclearization talks, which have not led to any clear results.

Trump patted himself on the back for a job well done after his June 12 meeting with North Korea's Kim Jong Un. The summit included signing a vague document that pledged efforts to "work toward" denuclearization, which Trump called a "big step back from potential nuclear catastrophe." Though the president arguably escalated the threat of conflict in the first place with the Twitter insults he lobbed at Kim, he would now like us to all thoroughly enjoy the war that didn't break out as a result.