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President Donald Trump speaks as White House chief of staff John Kelly at a briefing with senior military leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House October 5, 2017 in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump Bashes Diplomacy, Claims 'Only One Thing Will Work' With North Korea

"Estimates of war casualties with North Korea could be 2.1 million dead and 7.7 million injured. Get the problem yet?"

Jake Johnson

In a pair of tweets from his Virginia golf club on Saturday, President Donald Trump once again derided attempts to pursue a diplomatic course with North Korea and argued cryptically that "only one thing" will prevent North Korea from continuing to expand its nuclear arsenal and threaten its neighbors.

The tweets sparked immediate alarm, with many assuming that the "one thing" to which Trump referred is some form of military force, which analysts have warned could result in a catastrophic "nuclear nightmare."

Some compared Saturday's tweets to Trump's offhand "calm before the storm" remark during a dinner with top military officials Thursday night, arguing that such casual provocations are extraordinarily dangerous.

Trump has repeatedly disparaged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson for engaging in talks with Pyongyang, saying that he is "wasting his time."


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