A report on Wednesday confirmed that a communication hotline established by North and South Korea has been reopened for the first time in nearly two years, establishing a major breakthrough for the two rival nations. In response, Donald Trump decided to take credit for the news by defending his recent stance on the conflict.

Trump on North Korea

The issues between North Korea and South Korea have been ongoing for decades and typically don't show signs of progress. However, both sides confirmed on Wednesday that a line of communication was reopened between the two in the form of a diplomatic hotline that hasn't been used in almost two years.

The details of what was discussed is unknown, though speculation has occurred in regards to the countries speaking about the upcoming Olympic games. In recent months, North Korea has been one of the hot topics on an international level as the country has continued to launch test missiles in the region while claiming to have enough power to reach the mainland of the United States. As expected, Donald Trump hasn't been pleased with the rhetoric coming from North Korea, as he's routinely lashed out at leader Kim Jong-un, going as far as referring to him as "little Rocket Man" and taunting him in a recent tweet about his nuclear button. As seen on his Twitter account on January 4, the president decided to turn the attention on himself over the recent communication between North and South Korea.

In a tweet on Wednesday morning, Donald Trump took full credit over the news that North Korea and South Korea were in communication with each other.

"With all of the failed 'experts' weighing in, does anybody really believe that talks and dialogue would be going on between North and South Korea right now if I wasn’t firm, strong and willing to commit our total 'might' against the North," Trump tweeted out. "Fools, but talks are a good thing!" Trump added.

Twitter reacts

Following Donald Trump's tweet about North Korea and South Korea, critics of the president decided to hit back.

"Don't forget to pat yourself on the back. The sun rose again. Good job," one sarcastic tweet read.

"You are the one that caused the current crisis the first place," another tweet added.

"Talks and dialogue wouldn't be necessary if you didn't stir up the North Koreans in the first place!" an additional tweet stated. "Yes Donny everything that’s happening is because if you ! Remember that. ! It’s all your fault! HAVE TO CHATTED WITH BANNON TODAY?" a follow-up tweet noted.

"You have diminished US influence in the area, not increased it.

You’re out of your league in everything except corruption and criminality. Your & your administration’s crimes are being uncovered daily," yet another Twitter user wrote. "Your strategy - infantile taunting of a nuclear power; attacks on prior American presidents, undermining your own state dept and heavy doses of self praise? Frankly, this is horrifying," a tweet read.