Raw Story reports:
President Donald Trump on Tuesday acknowledged that his plan to contain North Korea has been a failure — but he gave the Chinese government credit for at least putting forth a good effort to help him out. Trump’s plan at the start of his administration was to rely on the Chinese government to use its leverage over the North Korean government to get it to curtail its testing of intercontinental ballistic missiles.
While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2017
Incredible statement, considering Trump's whole North Korea policy during the campaign was: a strong POTUS could make China fix it fast https://t.co/nL46I3IsnD
— Alex Burns (@alexburnsNYT) June 20, 2017
BREAKING: Pres. Trump declares in a tweet that "efforts" from Pres. Xi and China on dealing with North Korea "has not worked out."
— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) June 20, 2017