- Former President Donald Trump claimed his diplomacy with North Korea prevented a “nuclear holocaust.”
- Trump made these statements during a deposition for his New York civil fraud case.
- Trump insisted he had minimal involvement with the Trump Organization during his presidency, delegating responsibilities to his children.
- In 2019, Trump became the first sitting U.S. president to meet a North Korean dictator.
- Trump suggested that a nuclear catastrophe could still happen.
Trump’s Claims About Preventing Nuclear War
In a recently disclosed deposition related to his New York civil fraud case, former President Donald Trump asserted that his diplomatic efforts with North Korea prevented a potential “nuclear holocaust.”
Trump spoke at length during the deposition, stating, “I was very busy. I was — I considered this the most important job in the world, saving millions of lives. I think you would have nuclear holocaust, if I didn’t deal with North Korea.” He further claimed that his election averted a nuclear war and suggested that such a catastrophe could still happen.
The deposition was part of an investigation into Trump’s business activities during his presidency. Trump emphasized that he had minimal involvement with the Trump Organization while he was in office, delegating responsibilities to his children. “They became more intensely involved with the company, I was virtually not involved at all,” he said.
In 2019, Trump made history by becoming the first sitting U.S. president to meet a North Korean dictator, shaking hands with Kim Jong Un. Reflecting on the initial tensions between the two nations, Trump said, “It started off rough, remember that? I was saying ‘little rocket man’ and he was saying ‘I’ve got a red button on my desk, and I’m willing to use it.'” He concluded that a resolution would have been reached shortly after the start of his hypothetical second term.