President Trump tweeted on Sunday that Admin of State Rex Tillerson is definitely âwasting his timeâ trying to negotiate with Northern Korea and the rogue nuclear nationâs leader, Kim Jong Un.
âI told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,â Trump wrote on Twitter. âSave your energy Rex, weâll do what has to be done!â
I told Rex Tillerson, the wonderful Secretary of State, which he is wasting his time looking to negotiate with Little Rocket Manâ? ******)
â? Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 1, 2017
â¦Save your energy Rex, we’ll perform what has to be done!
â? Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) Oct 1, 2017
Trumpâs tweets seemed to undercut the work of his key diplomat.
At a press meeting in Beijing on Saturday, Tillerson told reporters that the United States has built direct lines of communications in order to Pyongyang in the hopes of arriving at âa peaceful resolutionâ in North Korea.
âWeâve made it clear that we hope to resolve this through talks,â Tillerson said. âI think the most immediate action that we need is to calm things down. Theyâre a little overheated right now, and I think we need to calm them down first.â
In an deal with to the U. N. General Set up last month, Trump warned that when the United States is forced to defend alone from Pyongyangâs nuclear provocations, âwe will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.â
âRocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime,â the president said.
The conversation drew strong rebukes from experts who said the president used United Nations âas a stage to threaten war.â
Trumpâs Sunday morning Tweets diplomacy sparked speculation about Tillersonâs job security.
Richard Haass, leader of the Council on Foreign Relationships, who once served as an mechanic to former Secretary of Condition Colin Powell, was among several foreign policy experts suggesting Tillerson should resign.
Diplomacy not really a favor we dispense but a crucial national security tool for ourself. Potus truly misguided here-& SecState should resign
â? Richard In. Haass (@RichardHaass) October 1, 2017
Trump just took away Tillerson’s knee caps. Why didn’t Tillerson just resign?
â? Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (@esglaude) October 1, 2017
really hard to see what’s in it to get Rex Tillerson to be Sec associated with State â? he is no good with it, his boss disgraces your pet, every day diminishes him
â? Philip Gourevitch (@PGourevitch) October 1, 2017
“Save your energy Rex. “
Humilating for Tillerson, but worse, makes him useless.
He’ll resign, nowadays or after a brief face-saving period.
â? Dan Shapiro (@DanielBShapiro) October 1, 2017
President Trump spectacularly shot down SecState Tillerson after important Beijing speaks. How long can this last?
â? Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) Oct 1, 2017
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