President Trump's practically "useless" Secretary of State #Rex Tillerson spoke about #North Korea during a press briefing last Tuesday, saying that the Trump administration was not interested in regime change. He also said that the U.S. did not view North Korea as an enemy and would like to engage them in talks. But he also added that North Korea's ballistic missile testing, no doubt, posed a serious threat to the United States and would respond if necessary.

Pressure on North Korea's foreign minister

Tillerson traveled to Manila for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (#ASEAN) conference where Tillerson was set to be in the same room with his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong-ho on Sunday.

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Despite this, there is no indication or expectation that the two would meet. But it was reported that Tillerson's Chinese counterpart spoke with Ri urging the North to not resist the recent sanctions placed on them by the United Nations. This comes after North Korea tested a second Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) that experts say can hit the United States.

Trump carelessly instigating war

But there are blatant contradictions with what President Trump sees as his response to North Korea between military action or diplomatic talks. Contradictions because he shifts from being determined to do one before he shows determination to do the other. In regards to military action, there is no doubt that South Korea would suffer the most devastation first should Trump instigate war between the North and the South.

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In typical and expected alpha-male fashion, President Trump expressed his lack of concern for South Korea when he reportedly told Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) that people would face war "there" and not "here".

Such a statement is a clear indication that he feels fine with war breaking out between both countries as the U.S. would be out of the line of fire. Sen. Graham said that the President, "told me that to my face." Prior to this when the U.S. were set to release the THAAD missile defense system to South Korea earlier this year, Trump said that the Korean country would have to pay for them. His request was immediately contradicted by National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster who said that the U.S. would foot the bill. This reportedly enraged President Trump, but it serves as another example of the President's disregard for those who would be more effected by the conflict.

President Trump contradicts himself

Even though Tillerson has said that they are not interested in regime change, President Trump has shown that he's willing to get involved and make an impact on North Korea.

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During his campaign, candidate Trump said that he would make sure that the U.S. would stop getting involved with other countries. But he still appears to allow himself to get pulled in as he positions himself to make the same mistakes that previous administrations have made. These mistakes being that he has expressed wanting to hold talks with North Korea, which has been attempted many times before to convince them to disarm.

But there is no indication that North Korea would even see disarming as negotiable. On Monday during a meeting with National Security Advisers, Trump was asked what he would do with North Korea. As a sign that he was submitting to leading the way to a solution, he said that his administration would "take care of it" because they (the U.S.) "take care of everything." His vagueness would clearly suggest that he still doesn't know what he is going to do and with a vague Secretary of State, that representation is just as "clear."