Tillerson: Trump 'wanted to be clear' to North Korea

The secretary of state defends President Trump's warning to North Korea.
1:29 | 08/09/17

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Transcript for Tillerson: Trump 'wanted to be clear' to North Korea
So I think the president. What's present students considered a strong message to North Korea and the headline was the Pentagon do you don't understand. Does he does seem to understand Atlanta Detroit which. They present just wanted to be clear to the North Korean regime. Yes you know questionable ability to defend itself will defend itself and its allies. Can I think it's important he delivered messages. Avoiding miscalculation on their part. What were hopeful is that this pressure campaign in which the entire world now has joined decision. And we're due date China and Russia. In North Korea's closest neighbors. That they can begin to exploit the regime. That they needed to reconsider. The matter where they're wrong. Nothing about engaging and no longer but a different view. I had nothing that I see there's nothing that I know would indicate that the situation has dramatically changed in the last 44 hours. Bodied Americans. Sleep well tonight I have no concerns about this. Rhetoric unless. I think the president again. As commander in chief I think he felt it necessary condition very strong statement. Red river North Korea but I think what president was just real far bigger. The United States has the capability to folded itself. Our allies and we will do so. So the American people should sleep well.

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