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Trump: the military is not in the drawing to the below to all in South Korea
President Trump sits down with Bret Baier for “Special Report” interview.
President Trump in an interview with Fox News’ Bret Baier, said that in spite of his prompt return, the U.S. troops from South Korea, a military drawdown from the region will not be discussed as part of talks with North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un.
“I would love to have the military, as soon as we can, because there is a lot of money and costs a lot of money for us,” Trump said Baier aboard Air Force One on Tuesday. “I want you to take home. I would love to, but it is not on the table now. In the appropriate time, it will be.”
To sharpen the United States, which currently has 28,500 troops in South Korea, has a fighting force on the Peninsula since the end of the war, 1950-53, and used them in a variety of large-scale exercises that will develop skills, and test troops’ ability to work effectively with their South Korean partners.
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Trump, who said after his historic Singapore summit with Kim, the US would at the end of such military exercises on the Peninsula.
“We will stop play the war, this saves us a tremendous amount of money, as long as we are not in the future negotiations, see together, as it should be,” Trump said in Singapore. “But we have a huge amount of money to save. Plus, I think it is very provocative.”
The South Korean government, which views the presence of US troops and military exercises as important for regional security, Express seemed to be about nervousness trump comments.
“At this current point, there is a need to, the exact meaning and the intention of the President Trump comments,” Seoul’s defense Ministry said, according to the Associated Press, adding that there were no discussions with Washington about the change in military drill set for August.
A spokesman for the U.S. forces Korea said that it had “updated guidelines” in relation to military exercises.
But while Trump also expressed, to a desire, sometime back the US troops so well, he told Baier that does not draw the USA is “down.”
“In fact, to be honest, it was never discussed. I’m sure he would like that. It was never on the table,” Trump said.
The next scheduled large-scale exercise, known as Ulchi Freedom Guardian, and where tens of thousands of troops, held usually in August.
U.S. officials told Fox News that the military troops continue drills in Japan, where it has twice as many. Long-range bomber training flights from Guam are still.
The forthcoming joint exercise in August, more computer-based training. More controversial is the annual spring exercises-these exercises have been canceled, in the middle of the 1990s, as in the case of other agreements have been made with North Korea.
In his interview with Baier, trump noted that the cooling of tensions between the United States and North Korea was a positive sign for China.
“I think that China really would like to see no nuclear weapons,” Trump Baier said. “As you look, whether you are semi-friendly with a nation or not, if you have nuclear weapons, and they are not very close to it, it is a positive feeling.”
Trump added that China understands what its government is doing in relation to North Korea, and he has a very good relationship with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Fox News’ Adam Shaw and The Associated Press contributed to this report.