Mattis Rebuts Trump’s North Korea Tweet: ‘We’re Never Out of Diplomatic Solutions’

Defense Secretary James Mattis was asked this morning — as he met with South Korean Defense Minister Song Young-Moo — for his response to President Trump’s newest tweet about North Korea.

Trump tweeted earlier that “talking is not the answer” in dealing with North Korea:

When Mattis was asked whether “we’re out of diplomatic solutions for North Korea,” he said, “No.”

“We’re never out of diplomatic solutions,” he continued. “We continue to work together and the minister and I share responsibility to provide for the protection of our nations, our populations, and our interests.”

Watch above, via C-SPAN.

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