President Trump took to Twitter Sunday to announce that it is futile for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to attempt to handle U.S.-North Korea tensions with diplomacy — while Tillerson is on a diplomatic visit to Asia addressing North Korea.
Tillerson said Saturday after meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping that the United States is in direct communication with Pyongyang. "We're not in a dark situation, a blackout," he told reporters.
Trump himself is scheduled to tour Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines in November, a trip the White House says will involve talks to accomplish the "complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula" — unless, perhaps, Trump wants to save his own energy, too? After all, he reportedly believes every human body is born with a finite amount of energy, like a battery, and thus eschews exercise as a sure means to an early death. Maybe averting nuclear war just runs down the old battery too much.