Mattis Rebuts Trump’s North Korea Tweet: ‘We’re Never Out of Diplomatic Solutions’
— CSPAN (@cspan) August 30, 2017
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:
The U.S. has been talking to North Korea, and paying them extortion money, for 25 years. Talking is not the answer!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 30, 2017
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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