Trump: 'Only one thing will work' with North Korea
President Donald Trump again insisted on Twitter Saturday that his administration’s negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program are pointless.
“Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators,” he wrote on Saturday afternoon.
“Sorry, but only one thing will work!” he added cryptically.
Trump has frequently issued vague threats against North Korea and leader Kim Jong Un even as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson attempts to craft a diplomatic solution to the crisis.
Speaking to reporters on his way to North Carolina for a fundraiser, Trump said he sometimes wants Tillerson to be "a little tougher."
Trump and Tillerson have increasingly been at odds lately, and the president’s dissatisfaction with his top diplomat reportedly grew this week after NBC reported that Tillerson had referred to him as a “moron.”
Saturday’s tweets followed an unexplained comment by Trump at a dinner with military leaders earlier in the week about now being “the calm before the storm.”
Minutes before the North Korea threat, Trump plugged an interview on the premiere of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee’s TBN show airing on Saturday night. He did not indicate whether he will elaborate then on what the "one thing" that will work with North Korea is.
It was a particularly active Saturday for the president on social media.
Earlier in the day, Trump unleashed complaints about late night talk show hosts who have been critical of him, suggesting he should somehow receive “equal time.”
“Late Night host are dealing with the Democrats for their very ‘unfunny’ & repetitive material, always anti-Trump! Should we get Equal Time?” he wrote.
He heaped rare praise on the Washington Post, a publication he often dismisses as lying fake news, for a story about donations to the Republican National Committee from his supporters.
Trump also announced that he spoke to Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer about collaborating on a “great HealthCare Bill,” and he urged residents of states in the path of Hurricane Nate to heed warnings from emergency officials.