The United States of America is noted to have two contradicting policies regarding how it deals with North Korea. One comes from Trump’s latest tweet that says negotiating with North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un is a waste of time. The other comes from US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who said the United States hopes to resolve the conflict through talks.

Negotiating peace process

During the previous months, the two leaders, Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un, exchanged undiplomatic statements against each other. North Korea threatened Guam with their ICBM and launched missile tests in the Pacific Ocean.

Trump, in response, said the US would totally destroy North Korea if it attacked US soil or one of its allies. Recently, Kim Jung-Un even called Trump “mentally deranged.”

In order to cool down the issue, Rex Tillerson spoke during a press conference in Beijing. He said that the United States made it clear through its direct channels to North Korea that it was seeking peace through talks, CNN reported. He emphasized that the best thing to do right now is to calm down. When asked about Trump’s comments, he said those were “overheated.”

Trump’s contradictory policy to Tillerson’s peace talks

Recently, Trump has tweeted in a different manner. He said, "I told Rex Tillerson, our wonderful Secretary of State, that he is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man…,” and, "...Save your energy Rex, we'll do what has to be done!"

Just Sunday afternoon Trump again tweeted, "Being nice to Rocket Man hasn't worked in 25 years, why would it work now?

Clinton failed; Bush failed, and Obama failed. I won't fail."

After the pair briefed members of the Congress in closed-door meetings in September, Senator Chris Murphy, a Connecticut Democrat, said he feels the US has two different policies on North Korea. He said there was a contradiction between the Department of State and the Department of Defense against President Trump’s Twitter feed.

Talking about the issue whether the president totally abandoned the diplomatic track on North Korea or not, Heather Nauert, State Department spokesperson, tweeted just after the President tweeted on Sunday: “#DPRK will not obtain a nuclear capability whether through diplomacy or force it’s up to the regime @ State Dept.”

Diplomatic channels are open for #Kim Jong-Un for now. They won’t be open forever @State Dept @potus.”