In Seoul, South Korea, after Trump made threatening overtures to North Korea, he then said they should come to the table to negotiate.
This is a complete turnaround for Trump. Remember, he has been threatening to rain "fire and fury down like the world has never seen," on Kim Jong-un.
He told Rex Tillerson he was wasting his time negotiating with North Korea.
"I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man," Trump tweeted Sunday. "Save your energy Rex, we'll do what has to be done!
But just mere hours ago, Trump was speaking at news conference with South Korea’s Moon.
In an even, calm, Prozac-ish tone, Trump said, "You know we sent three of the largest aircraft carriers in the world and they are right now positioned. We have a nuclear submarine also positioned, we have many things happening that we hope, we hope, in fact, I will go a step further, we hope to God we never have to use."
He continued, "With that being said, I really believe that it makes sense for North Korea to come to the table and to make a deal that's good for the people of North Korea and the people of the world."
Trump and his surrogates have been attacking past presidents for even negotiating with North Korea because they've always reneged on their deals so why is he tempering his words and tone now?
“If the Americans are making the overtures to the North Koreans -- ‘look we are prepared to talk’ -- and the North Koreans throw it back in their face, the responsibility for what happens next is North Korea’s, it is not America’s," Davis said.
“From the American perspective for diplomacy to work, North Korea has to denuclearize. North Korea is not prepared to denuclearize. That’s their opening position," he said. "So you’ve got irreconcilable positions.”