The State Department Issued A Bizarrely Short Statement About North Korea

"What more can I say?" —Jay Z/Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is a man of few words. Very, very few words apparently.

So when North Korea test-launched another missile on Tuesday, at least the fifth since President Donald Trump came into office 74 days ago, are we that surprised that this is his statement?

...Yes. Yes, we can be surprised.

Plus, North Korea is set to be a major topic at Thursday's meeting between Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinpeng. Maybe...a little preview of your stance? Maybe?

I mean...

Tillerson's North Korea statement is 23 words long. None of them condemning anyone.

Anyway, best guess: Tillerson has been bumping this in his seventh floor suite at the State Department's headquarters.

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