US President Donald Trump said on Friday that North Korea’s recent missile tests were not a “breach of trust”. “They’re short-range and I don’t consider that a breach of trust at all. And, you know, at some point I may. But at this point no,” he said in an interview with Politico. “These were short-range missiles and very standard stuff. Very standard.” Twenty-four hours earlier, however, Trump showed his irritation and impatience on an issue where he hopes to succeed while all his predecessors – Republicans and Democrats – have failed. “Nobody’s happy about it,” he told reporters, in reaction to the launches. “We’ll see what happens. I know they want to negotiate, they’re talking about negotiating. But I don’t think they are ready to negotiate.” Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles on Thursday following a drill last weekend. North Korea had not launched any since November 2017, soon before leader Kim Jong-un embarked on diplomatic overtures. Trump, who has said he and Kim have a good relationship, told Politico he might eventually lose faith in the North Korean leader. “I mean it’s possible that at some point I will, but right now not at all,” he said. Kim declared an end to the testing of nuclear weapons and long-range missiles during a rapid rapprochement last year, paving the way for his first summit with Trump in Singapore in June. But a second summit between the two mercurial leaders in Hanoi in February broke up without a deal after they failed to agree on what Pyongyang would be willing to give up in exchange for sanctions relief. Since then Kim has accused Washington of acting in “bad faith”, and given it until the end of the year to change its approach. North Korea’s Rodong newspaper, the mouthpiece of the ruling party, devoted its entire front page and half of page two to the launch on Friday, with 16 pictures, the main one of Kim watching the launch from a camouflaged shelter.