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Trump reportedly considered withdrawing all US troops from South Korea before the Winter Olympics — but John Kelly stepped in

John Kelly and Donald TrumpAaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images

President Donald Trump reportedly considered withdrawing US troops from the Korean Peninsula.
White House chief of staff John Kelly strongly opposed the idea and successfully changed Trump’s mind.
Trump later floated the idea of withdrawing US troops during a public speech, citing a “very big trade deficit.”

President Donald Trump reportedly considered withdrawing all US troops from the Korean Peninsula — around 28,000 of them — before the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, according to an NBC News report published on Monday.

White House chief of staff John Kelly strongly opposed the plan and managed to convince Trump to reconsider, according to two officials cited in the report.See the rest of the story at Business Insider

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