President Donald Trump on Saturday again lashed out at North Korea on Twitter, claiming that for decades U.S. administrations have tried to reason with the state to no avail. Now, "only one thing will work!" he wrote.
"Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid......" Trump wrote in his first tweet Saturday afternoon.
He added minutes later: "...hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!"
Trump did not immediately specify what that one thing is.
The tweets come days after Trump delivered a foreboding message on Thursday, telling reporters as he posed for photos with senior military leaders that this might be "the calm before the storm."
The president refused Friday to elaborate on what he meant, saying simply, "You'll find out."
White House reporters were summoned suddenly Thursday evening and told the president had decided he wanted the press to document a dinner he was holding with the military leaders and their spouses.
Reporters were led hastily to the grand State Dining Room, where they walked into a scene of the president, his highest-ranking military aides and their spouses posing for a group photo. The cameras clicked and they smiled. A joke was made about someone's face being tired. Live classical music played.
Then, Trump gestured to the reporters in the room.
"You guys know what this represents?" Trump asked. "Maybe it's the calm before the storm. Could be the calm, the calm before the storm."