On Tuesday Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told the Senate Intelligence Committee that "North Korea is unlikely to give up all of its nuclear weapons and production capabilities", an analysis counter to Trump's position that there is "a decent chance" of the North giving up its nuclear weapons. The president initially lashed out at their assessment, criticizing their failure to recognize Tehran as a major threat to the US. "And I think they really want to do something, and we'll see", he said, adding that the date and location of their meeting would be announced early next week, probably during his State of the Union address on Tuesday. "Progress being made-big difference!" he said.
"They said that they were totally misquoted, and they were totally - it was taken out of context", Trump said in an exchange with reporters.
Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said it was "past time" for USA intelligence officials to stage an intervention with Trump.
"I disagree with certain things that they said".
Considering how things changed, one can only speculate that some high-end recruitment techniques were used on the President.
"I am absolutely convinced, and more importantly the President of the United States is convinced, that it's time to move past 70 years of war and hostility in the Korean Peninsula".
For its part, North Korea has for more than a year held back on provocative missile or nuclear tests.
The following day, the White House cancelled the daily briefing, while POTUS hit Twitter with a lengthy message, saying that "perhaps intelligence should go back to school".
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'I believe it is incumbent on you, Director Wray and Director Haspel to impress upon him how critically important it is for him to join you and the leadership of our Intelligence Community in speaking with a unified and accurate voice about national security threats'.
Trump claimed he was "very much in agreement" with the intelligence community's assessment of United States threats, despite his intelligence chiefs suggesting otherwise on many occasions. "Dems put us in a bad place - but now good!" The move was strongly condemned by other signatories to the deal - Russia, China, the UK, France, Germany, and Iran itself - which insisted on the need to preserve it.
He said the relationship with North Korea was the "best it has ever been with US".
Mr Trump added: "We've made tremendous progress with North Korea".
Its assessment of the president is outlined in the latest U.S. Worldwide Threat Assessment report presented to members of the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Mr. Trump referred to his "intelligence people" as "extremely passive and naive when it comes to the dangers of Iran" after both Coats and Haspel testified that Iran remains in "technical compliance" with the JCPOA or Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action even as Tehran evaluates its options for lessening its commitment to the deal.
USIC basically said Trump's decisions on a number of keys security and foreign policy issues are questionable, to say the least.