WASHINGTON — President Trump returned to the United States early on Wednesday praising his diplomatic prowess after his meeting with the North Korean leader and declaring, “There is no longer a Nuclear Threat” from Pyongyang.
In a series of Twitter posts at dawn, the president projected confidence as Air Force One landed outside Washington. After his summit meeting with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, in Singapore, Mr. Trump appeared to be taking a victory lap even as critics cautioned that the nuclear threat from North Korea is far from over.
And the president pushed back against criticism that he had handed a victory to Mr. Kim by promising to cease military exercises.
Mr. Trump also touted his political influence in a House Republican primary race in South Carolina that ousted the incumbent, Representative Mark Sanford, in favor of a conservative challenger, Katie Arrington. On Tuesday afternoon, Mr. Trump had tweeted that Mr. Sanford is “nothing but trouble.”