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President Trump Just Undermined Rex Tillerson's Talks With North Korea--This Isn't Good

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had hoped to reduce escalating tensions with North Korea. During a recent trip to China, Tillerson told reporters

We have a couple, three channels open to Pyongyang. We can talk to them, we do talk to them. ... The whole situation is a bit overheated right now. I think everyone would like for it to calm down. I think if North Korea would stop firing all the missiles, that would calm down things a lot.

In a few short tweets just a day later, President Trump extinguished that hope:

Twitter responded with a collective facepalm:

And many people expressed genuine alarm:

It looks as if Trump is still intent on ensuring that North Korea will be met with the "fire and fury" he promised in August.

Thanks for playing anyway, Rex!

H/T - Twitter, The Guardian, NBC News