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.
I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017
...Save your energy Rex, we'll do what has to be done!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017
Being nice to Rocket Man hasn't worked in 25 years, why would it work now? Clinton failed, Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won't fail.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017
This nonsense MUST stop. Now undermining his SOS. What will it take for Rs to show some backbone & stand up to this man. Stop the insanity!— P Finn (@jakensammy) October 1, 2017
This guy really think this whole going to war thing is a game!— Kennedy marshall (@Kennedymarshal3) October 1, 2017
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.
He just destroyed whatever credibility or progress Rex has made. Wow 😳 just wow 😳— PegMayo (@purplepeg_25) October 1, 2017