Democratic Senator Mocks Donald Trump Amid Reports That North Korea Is Expanding Nuclear Program

United States Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) mocked President Donald Trump on social media Saturday morning, sarcastically saying that reports of North Korea continuing to expand its nuclear program just weeks after a summit between the two countries could not possibly be true.

"This can't be true!!! President Trump told us 'North Korea is no longer a nuclear threat,'" Murphy said. "He said he took care of it."

Murphy was referring to reports of satellite images that show North Korea continues to make upgrades to its main nuclear research facility in Yongbyon. U.S. officials told NBC News they believe North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un might try to hide more nuclear facilities while he continues talks with Trump. More than a dozen U.S. officials who received intelligence briefings said North Korea has actually increased its production of fuel for nuclear weapons.

"There's no evidence that they are decreasing stockpiles, or that they have stopped their production," one U.S. official told NBC.

All this, despite a historic summit between Trump and Kim just weeks before.

After day two of the Trump-Kim Singapore summit, it was announced that Kim signed an agreement promising a "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." Trump said that in return, the U.S. would end its "very provocative" and "tremendously expensive" war games with longtime ally South Korea.

When asked what would happen if North Korea does not follow through with promises of denuclearization, Trump said: "I don't want to be threatening…you've seen what was perhaps going to happen."

Immediately following the summit, Trump was quick to claim there was "no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea."

"Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office. There is no longer a Nuclear Threat from North Korea," Trump tweeted. "Meeting with Kim Jong Un was an interesting and very positive experience."

Senator Murphy could not be reached for further comment by Newsweek on Saturday about North Korea's continued nuclear weapons program and what type of response he would like to see from the president.

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