Trump Suggests Withdrawing Troops From South Korea Over Trade Issues

On Wed Trump told Missouri donors he’s considering withdrawing US troops from South Korea if he can’t get a better trade deal out of their government.

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Ties trade deficit to deployment costs in speech to donors

President Trump’s Wednesday fundraiser in Missouri is raising eyebrows in the news, as he suggested to donors that he is considering withdrawing US troops from South Korea if he can’t get a better trade deal out of their government.

Trump didn’t go into tremendous details about whether this meant a full withdrawal or a drawdown, and a lot of analysts were very dismissive of the report, suggesting it was an empty threat and just a negotiating tactic.

Trump, however, is known to take trade deficits seriously, and directly ties those to the cost of having 32,000 US troops in South Korea, saying “we lose money on trade, and we lose money on the military.” During his 2016 campaign, Trump repeatedly expressed annoyance that the…

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6 thoughts on “ Trump Suggests Withdrawing Troops From South Korea Over Trade Issues

    • Isn’t that how they claim the free market works – on individual selfishness and greed? Of course, Adam Smith never said that, but that’s how modern conservatives interpret what he wrote.

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