Sen. Ben Cardin, D-MD, the ranking member on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee said Wednesday that President Trump’s tweets make it “more difficult” to reach a diplomatic solution regarding North Korea’s nuclear program.
“No, I think it’s made it more difficult,” Cardin said during an interview with CNN when asked if he thinks Trump’s tweets played a role in the proposed talks between North and South Korea.
“What we need is diplomacy between the United States, China and North Korea to supplement that or to lead that. And there, the president’s tweets have made it more difficult for diplomacy to work,” the Maryland senator added.
North Korea on Wednesday reportedly re-engaged a communication channel after South Korea proposed talks ahead of the winter Olympics.
“We know that the only reasonable solution to the North Korean crisis is through diplomacy,” Cardin said. “And the president’s tweets make that more challenging.”
On Tuesday President Trump made headlines when he said he had “a much bigger” nuclear button than Kim Jong Un.