Trump shifts tone on North Korea and signals he’s ready to talk with ‘Little Rocket Man’

Washington( CNN) Three months ago, Donald Trump told Secretary of State Rex Tillerson he was “wasting his time” by indicating the US was willing to talk to North Korea.

Now, after months of cataclysmic hyperbole and jeering of “Little Rocket Man, ” Kim Jong-Un, the President is offering to open dialogue when it’s “appropriate, ” and even says he’s willing to talk to the North Korean leader himself.

Trump’s repositioning represents simply the most recent twist in US rhetoric and action over the risky nuclear clash that’s established embarrassment as to exactly where the administration sits on the first major foreign policy crisis of Trump’s term.