Trump says Rex Tillerson 'wasting his time' with North Korea negotiations

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US officials attempt to strike unified tone after president’s Twitter outburst threatens to undermine Rex Tillerson’s position during crucial Beijing visit

US officials have attempted to play down Donald Trump’s opposition to the possibility of talks with North Korea, saying the president and his secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, were in agreement on how to deal with the regime.

A day after Tillerson said the US had direct lines of communication to North Korea and was “probing” to find ways to resolve escalating nuclear tension between the two countries, Trump tweeted that his top diplomat should “save his energy” as “we’ll do what has to be done!”

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Ultimately there is really no solution other than diplomacy. I think even Trump knows that.

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