President Donald Trump eats with the troops at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.  MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES
President Donald Trump eats with the troops at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. MARCUS FICHTL/STARS AND STRIPES

Trump says he has ‘no plans’ to withdraw US troops from S. Korea

by Kim Gamel
Stars and Stripes

SEOUL, South Korea — President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast Sunday that he has “no plans” to withdraw U.S. forces from South Korea as he prepares for another summit with North Korea’s leader.

The president has frequently complained about the expense of maintaining servicemembers on the divided peninsula. Seoul and Washington are involved in a standoff over sharing the $2 billion cost, raising concern the president may use that as an excuse to pull them out.

But Trump told CBS News the issue hasn’t come up.

When asked if he would keep U.S. troops in South Korea, Trump said: “Yeah. I mean we haven't talked about anything else.”

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