White House chief strategist Steve Bannon does not believe there is a military solution to North Korea in regards to its nuclear weapons program.

Bannon on Tuesday called journalist Robert Kuttner, co-founder and co-editor of left-wing publication The American Prospect, telling him to “forget” the possibility of warfare with North Korea during a wide-ranging interview.

“There’s no military solution [to North Korea’s nuclear threats], forget it,” Bannon said. “Until somebody solves the part of the equation that shows me that ten million people in Seoul don’t die in the first 30 minutes from conventional weapons, I don’t know what you’re talking about, there’s no military solution here, they got us.”

Bannon’s comments appeared to contradict President Donald Trump’s comments last week