WASHINGTON – President Trump gained’t be testing the demilitarized zone on the border of South and North Korea throughout his journey to Asia subsequent month.
“The president just isn’t going to go to the DMZ,” a Trump administration official advised reporters Tuesday.
“We simply had Secretary Mattis there final week,” the official stated. “We had Vice President Pence there earlier this yr. Secretary Tillerson was there. It’s turning into slightly little bit of a cliché, frankly.”
Trump leaves Friday for a 12-day Asia journey with stops in 5 nations: China, Japan, Vietnam, South Korea and the Philippines.
One of many White Home’s chief aims overseas is working with allies to cease North Korea’s continued nuclear weapons threats.
Trump hasn’t shied away from heated rhetoric towards North Korea and had even threatened “hearth and fury.”
Apart from being a “cliché,” the White Home additionally cited scheduling difficulties for the president.
“There’s not sufficient time within the schedule,” the official stated, declining to talk on the document. As an alternative, Trump will go to Camp Humphreys in South Korea to speak with US troops.
“No president has visited Camp Humphreys and we thought that that made extra sense when it comes to his messaging,” the official stated