Former President Donald Trump took credit when responding to a deposition last spring for keeping America from a “nuclear holocaust.”
The comments, recently released to the public, show a confident Trump taking credit for keeping the rogue North Korean dictator, Kim Jong Un, in check.
Deposition transcripts note the former president said:
“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 a nuclear holocaust if I didn’t deal with North Korea.”
Trump added, “I think you would have a nuclear war, if I weren’t elected. And I think you might have a nuclear war now, if you want to know the truth.”
Regarding allegations of business fraud, Trump told interrogators that “he had little to do with the Trump Organization while president,” according to Fox News.
Noting his business affairs were overseen by his children, Trump said: “They became more intensely involved with the company, I was virtually not involved at all.”
Trump added: “I rarely — I’d rarely have anything to do with anything having to do with the company.”
Speaking of the often tense relationship with North Korea, Trump said in an April 2023 interview, “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.'”
“And then all of a sudden we get a call — they want to meet,” he added. “We would have had that whole situation straightened out shortly after the beginning of my second term.”
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