Rep. Maxine Waters (D, Calif.) told TMZ on Wednesday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson should put threats aside and use diplomacy to deal with North Korea.
“We’re on the verge of nuclear war, what are your thoughts on this?” a TMZ reporter asked Waters upon leaving an upscale steakhouse in Beverly Hills.
Waters told the reporter that the State Department needs to be stacked up to deal in diplomacy with North Korea, and that the United States cannot afford to go to war with the country.
“I want us to be very careful, very alert to what is happening and to avoid war,” Waters said. “I think we can do this with some diplomacy, but we have got to have Tillerson, who is our secretary of state, get those positions filled for deputy [and] for assistant, so that we can engage with North Korea.”
She went on to say that she believes North Korea is issuing threats against the United States, but the United States should negotiate with the rogue country.
“I think there’s some things that they want from us, and we have to find out whether or not we can work with them on the things that they’re asking for,” Waters said.
“This is something that we should be very concerned about, but this is not the time to go bluffing and threatening. This is a time for a diplomacy,” Waters said, referring to President Donald Trump’s strong warning on Tuesday.
“North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump said. “They will be met with fire and fury like the world has never seen.”
“[Kim Jong-un] has been very threatening beyond a normal statement, and as I said, they will be met with fire, fury, and, frankly, power, the likes of which this world has never seen before,” Trump concluded. “Thank you.”
Water’s remarks Wednesday have been reflected by others who criticized Trump’s rhetoric. In a New York Times op-ed Thursday, former Obama administration official Susan Rice said Trump should halt the “reckless rhetoric” and “tolerate” nuclear weapons in North Korea if necessary.
Watch Mark Levin Schools Libtards on 30 Years of Failed N. Korea Policy
Low-info liberals are acting as if the North Korea issues just cropped up under President Trump.
However, that could not be farther from the truth.
The problems with North Korea go back decades.
And sadly, we have had decades of failed leaders who mishandled the rogue nation.
But no one messed up more “bigly” than Barack Hussein Obama, who literally ignored the issued and placated a friggin madman.
Now, President Trump is left to clean up the mess.
And he’s doing so with American strength.
Nuclear & Missile diplomacy chronology. #NorthKorea has had over 30 years to change, diplomacy hasn't worked so far. Via .@CRTV #LevinTV pic.twitter.com/OBSVBq3yED
— ??Jojoh888??? (@jojoh888) August 10, 2017
Susan Rice Sides with North Korea Against Trump
When it comes to the conflict between U.S. vs. North Korea, you are either with us or with the enemy.
Susan Rice has made her choice, and has chosen to side with North Korea.
According to the disgraced liar Rice, Trump needs to tone down his rhetoric and learn to live with North Korea threatening everyone with nuclear weapons.
Typical liberal behavior: accept the unacceptable, bury your head in the sand, and label Kim Jong-un’s behavior as the “new normal.”
It’s because of this kind of feckless and weak policy that we’re now in the position of having a raving lunatic dictator threatening the United States with nuclear warheads, maybe Susan Rice should sit down and shut the hell up?
From the Washington Examiner
In an op-ed for the New York Times, Rice said it’s too dangerous for Trump to risk military engagement with North Korea with his “bluster,” which could put millions of people in Seoul at risk.
While she said the Trump administration should not “legitimize” North Korea as a nuclear state, it should start tolerating the new reality.
“History shows that we can, if we must, tolerate nuclear weapons in North Korea — the same way we tolerated the far greater threat of thousands of Soviet nuclear weapons during the Cold War,” she wrote.
“It will require being pragmatic.”
Rice said the U.S. should make it clear that any use of nuclear weapons against the U.S. or its allies, or the transfer of nuclear weapons to third parties, would “result in annihilation of North Korea.”
But she said the second step is for Trump to end his tough guy rhetoric in order to avoid “blundering into a costly war.”
“John Kelly, Mr. Trump’s chief of staff, must assert control over the White House, including his boss, and curb the Trump surrogates whipping up Cuban missile crisis fears.
She also criticized the “bluster” emanating from both Pyongyang and Bedminster, N.J., where Trump is staying for most of August.
Rice also recommended boosting its antimissile defenses, tightening sanctions against North Korea even further, and opening up talks with China about ways to negotiate down North Korea’s arsenal.
STOP THE PRESSES! Susan Rice Admits FAILURE
Earlier today, we reported that Susan Rice believes the United States should simply ignore North Korea and bury our heads in the sand.
But now, she’s made an even more shocking statement.
Rice actually admitted that she and the Obama administration failed to curtail North Korea’s nuclear ambitions.
For once, Rice did not blame her failures on YouTube.
Now, as President Trump and the rest of the American people are forced to deal with the mess we inherited from previous administrations’ failures, people like Susan Rice, who did absolutely nothing to help the situation before, should sit down and shut up.
From the Washington Examiner
Obama national security adviser Susan Rice said Thursday that the U.S. has consistently failed to curtail North Korea’s nuclear ambitions, even during the Obama era.
“You can call it a failure,” Rice told CNN.
“I accept that characterization of the efforts of the United States over the last two decades.”
Rice, who served as the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations for eight years before transitioning to the role of national security adviser, said the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has now vexed four successive American administrations, both Democrat and Republican.
She said each administration has tried a range of measures, from sanctions and pressure, cooperation with China, and “other methods that we shouldn’t speak about on television,” to no avail.
“The fact of the matter is, that despite all of those efforts, the North Korean regime has been able to succeed in progressing with its program, both nuclear and missile,” Rice said.
“That’s a very unfortunate outcome. But we are where we are. And we now need to decide how to proceed.”
Rice advocated in a Thursday morning opinion piece in the New York Times that President Trump should tamp down his rhetoric and learn to live with a nuclear North Korea.