Trump says he rejected sum South Korea offered for defense costs

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had rejected a sum offered by South Korea in response to his demand that Seoul pay for a larger share of the cost of U.S. military forces deployed in the country.

“Now they’ve offered us a certain amount of money and I’ve rejected it,” Trump said at a White House news conference.

“We’re defending a wonderful nation. We’re asking them to pay for a big percentage of what we’re doing. It’s not fair. … It’s a question of will they contribute toward the defense of their own nation.”

Trump says he rejected sum South Korea offered for defense costs

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