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Twitter Left Dumbfounded After Trump’s Sudden Nixing of North Korea-Related Sanctions: ‘This is a Clusterf*ck’

Political Twitter cranked up to 11 on Friday after President Donald Trump announced that he’s lifting the sanctions his administration just enacted to put pressure on North Korea.

On Thursday, the Treasury Department announced that they would penalize two Chinese shipping companies accused of helping North Korea to get around sanctions. The announcement came shortly after Trump’s failed denuclearization summit with Kim Jong Un in Vietnam.

But on Friday, the president said this.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders explained the announcement by telling reporters “President Trump likes Chairman Kim and he doesn’t think these sanctions will be necessary.”

As usual, the Twitterverse had much to say. Some were confused about Trump’s announcement, considering the Treasury Department announced sanctions against Iran Friday — not North Korea. Others noted the fact that Trump is throwing his administration’s policies away via tweet. And then, there were those who were just not impressed with the news at all and didn’t hesitate to make that clear:

Here’s what 2020 Democratic presidential contender Pete Buttigieg had to say.

UPDATE –– 6:47 pm ET: Per the Washington Post, sources are now saying Trump was reversing “a future round of unannounced large scale sanctions expected for next week”:

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