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    Trump: Tillerson ‘Wasting Time’ Trying to Talk to North Korea

    “Save your energy, Rex.” That’s what President Donald Trump tweeted today following Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s statements that U.S. officials have back-channel communications with North Korea. “He is wasting his time trying to negotiate with Little Rocket Man,” Trump tweeted, referring to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. In China for talks on the two nations’ nuclear standoff, Tillerson told reporters, “We can talk to them,” but a State Department spokesperson said there was “no indication” Pyongyang was interested in negotiating its nuclear disarmament.

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