Tags: Donald Trump | North Korea | Russia | Trump Administration | Adam Schiff | China | Twitter

Adam Schiff: 'Twitter Diplomacy' Won't Work on China, NKorea

CNN's "The Situation Room"

By    |   Wednesday, 05 Jul 2017 05:54 PM

House Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Adam Schiff said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's "Twitter diplomacy" will not be effective with North Korea after its firing of a long-range missile Tuesday that could reach Alaska.

"This is going to be most likely the biggest national security crisis of the president's term," the California Democrat told Jim Sciutto on CNN. "There is a lot more than we can do.

"It's not going to be Twitter diplomacy," he added. "We will have to put more pressure on China."

Schiff also slammed Trump's tweet earlier Wednesday about Beijing's increased trade with North Korea, calling it "very dangerous saber-rattling" that could embolden dictator Kim Jong Un.

He called on Trump to deal with China "in a very matter-of-fact way, not a provocative way" – telling Beijing what steps the U.S. would take unless it put more pressure on North Korea.

"It's going to be much more effective than tweeting the Chinese president," Schiff said.

On Trump's meeting Friday with Russian President Vladimir Putin, the representative said the president must tell Putin his country's meddling in U.S. elections was not acceptable.

"He has to tell Putin that we're not going to tolerate any country interfering with us and our elections."

© 2017 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

 
1Like our page
2Share
Politics
House Intelligence Committee Vice Chairman Adam Schiff said Wednesday that President Donald Trump's "Twitter diplomacy" will not be effective with North Korea after its firing of a long-range missile Tuesday that could reach Alaska.
Adam Schiff, China, Twitter, diplomacy
235
2017-54-05
Wednesday, 05 Jul 2017 05:54 PM
Newsmax Inc.
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved