White House adviser says Trump’s tweets will bring North Korea to its knees

"If you can win a U.S. election with it, I think it's pretty powerful."

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White House adviser Sebastian Gorka thinks President Trump’s tweets are the key to solving the North Korea crisis.

Gorka made his case in response to an editorial that ran in the China Daily newspaper on Wednesday that said, “Trump is wrong in his assumption that Beijing can single-handedly handle the matter. As Beijing has said, repeatedly, it does not have the kind of ‘control’ over Pyongyang that the U.S. president believes it does.”

Host Bill Hemmer read that part of the editorial and then asked Gorka, “What card left do you have to get China to act?”


“We have, you know, the president’s Twitter feed,” Gorka said, before pivoting to a discussion about the history of the Trump administration’s efforts to get China to pressure North Korea to shut down its weapons program.

But Hummer pressed the point.

“With all due respect, can a Twitter feed change the mind of those leading China?” Hammer asked.

“Ahh, if you can win a U.S. election with it, I think it’s pretty powerful Bill, don’t you?” Gorka replied.

Trump has already tried to use his Twitter feed to pressure China. Last Saturday, the president posted a tweetstorm that began with him saying he’s “very disappointed in China” and concluded with him asserting that “China could easily solve” the North Korea problem.

That tweetstorm wasn’t enough to convince the Chinese government, which responded with the editorial that ran in the state-owned China Daily.

It’s unclear whether Gorka realizes that Twitter is banned in China.