Posted: 12:12 am ET
JUST IN: Trump says Tillerson is "wasting his time" negotiating with North Korea: "We'll do what has to be done" https://t.co/UC4p0LxSbW pic.twitter.com/3IPEJRzeNJ
— The Hill (@thehill) October 1, 2017
Sec. Baker on Sec State Rex Tillerson: "I don’t really know the extent to which the President has empowered him." #AxeFiles on @CNN
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) September 30, 2017
Diplomacy not a favor we dispense but a critical national security tool for ourselves. Potus truly misguided here-& SecState should resign
— Richard N. Haass (@RichardHaass) October 1, 2017
This is life-or-death presidential malpractice. How could any diplomat (or human) tolerate being treated as Tillerson is? How could any other country take seriously the assurance that America seeks a peaceful solution? https://t.co/N0pW2TegCf
— Samantha Power (@SamanthaJPower) October 1, 2017
How can any diplomat, from Tillerson to Joe Yun, have any credibility with the North Koreans, Russians, Chinese, or allies?
— Abraham M. Denmark (@AbeDenmark) October 1, 2017
President Trump spectacularly shot down SecState Tillerson after important Beijing talks. How long can this last?
— Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) October 1, 2017
Trump undercut Tillerson on North Korea after growing angry at feeling caught off guard by talk of talk. @SangerNYT https://t.co/ehBX71Zngm
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) October 2, 2017
McMaster: No talks right now.
Tillerson: We're talking with 2, maybe 3, channels.
Trump: Talks waste time.
State Dep't: Channels are open. https://t.co/tEwbgiKQ8L
— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) October 1, 2017
FWIW, some career US @StateDept diplomats I've reached out to today say they're so stunned by these tweets they just don't know what to say. https://t.co/S4h4LlTM67
— Nahal Toosi (@nahaltoosi) October 1, 2017
It's not "fake news," but rather poorly informed commentary based on even more poorly informed "coventional wisdom."
— Matt Lee (@APDiploWriter) October 1, 2017
AND NOW THIS —
The President just sent a clear message to NK: show up at the diplomatic table before the invitation gets cold. https://t.co/VAmDAthtal
— R.C. Hammond (@rchammond) October 1, 2017
#DPRK will not obtain a nuclear capability. Whether through diplomacy or force is up to the regime @StateDept
— Heather Nauert (@statedeptspox) October 1, 2017
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