Trump Hits China Hours Before Secretary of State Meets with Chinese President
President Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday morning to issue a warning shot to North Korea and — for good measure — also took a swipe at China.
North Korea is behaving very badly. They have been “playing” the United States for years. China has done little to help!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 17, 2017
Trump broadsides against China are nothing new, but the tweet is likely to cause headaches for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson who is scheduled to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Beijing tomorrow.
In South Korea Friday, Tillerson raised eyebrows on both sides of the pacific after he said the U.S. would not rule out a military response if North Korean provocations continued.
“The policy of strategic patience has ended,” Tillerson told reporters at a press conference in Seoul. “We’re exploring a range of diplomatic, security and economic measures, all options are on the table.”
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