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Trump administration officials urged furious Tillerson not to quit

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Saul Franklin | 11 October, 2017, 00:31

While preparing the leave the White House to attend a fundraising event in Greensboro, North Carolina, that evening, Trump was asked by reporters what would "work" against Pyongyang.

President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday to say "only one thing will work" with North Korea, two days after he suggested to reporters they were seeing "the calm before the storm".

Trump also told Huckabee in the interview, which touched broadly and in quick succession on a handful of major issues facing Trump's administration, that if it were up to him, the USA would not have gone into Iraq. A joke was made about someone's face being exhausted.

Classical music played in the background and tables were set in the nearby Blue Room for a fancy meal. He took another jab at Tillerson, saying he had a good relationship with the top diplomat - who reportedly called him a "moron" - but would like him to be "tougher".

"I think the president has a great frustration with the fact that a lot of times you have inaccurate information that's being presented as factual", Sanders said. "Maybe it's the calm before the storm".

Last week, he described the current period as the "calm before the storm," without elaborating.

This triggered another pressing question by a reporter: "North Korea?"

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The source said Trump has been apprised of this danger and supposedly has agreed not to undercut these intermediaries again. McMaster, who normally dresses in civilian clothes at the White House, wore his uniform for the meeting.

Press secretary Sarah Sanders, said, Trump has spoken with Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval, Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Las Vegas Sheriff Joseph Lombardo by phone.

Trump essentially pulled the rug out from under the intermediaries by insulting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as "Rocket Man", threatening to "totally destroy" Kim's nation of 25 million people, and calling for regime change in Iran.

He replied simply: "You'll find out".

Trump said "tremendous progress" had been made with respect to the Islamic State group, adding, "I guess the media's going to be finding out about that over the next short period of time".

His comments come after Trump said Saturday "only one thing" would rein in North Korea's nuclear and missile development programs. We can not allow this dictatorship to threaten our country or our allies with unimaginable casualties.

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