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World Trump will not visit DMZ during Asia trip — official

22:52  31 october  2017
22:52  31 october  2017 Source:   reuters.com

WH: Trump likely not to visit Korea's DMZ during Asia trip

  WH: Trump likely not to visit Korea's DMZ during Asia trip President Donald Trump is not planning to visit the border between North and South Korea known as the Demilitarized Zone when he visits Asia next month. The White House says Trump instead plans to visit Camp Humphreys, a military base about 40 miles south of Seoul. The White House says time constraints would likely not permit Trump to do both, although plans could still change.Most U.S. presidents have visited the border as a signal to South Korea and other allies that the U.S. will not stand for any aggression from the rogue North Korean regime. Vice President Mike Pence visited the DMZ earlier this year.

The White House says President Donald Trump will not visit the Demilitarized Zone during his upcoming trip to Asia -- a break from many previous Every president but one since Ronald Reagan has visited the DMZ -- often wearing bomber-style jackets and flanked by military officers.

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Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: The president is scheduled to visit Asia next week. © REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo The president is scheduled to visit Asia next week.

WASHINGTON — U.S. President Donald Trump will not go to the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) on the border of North Korea and South Korea during his Asia trip, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.  

"The president is not going to visit the DMZ. There is not enough time in the schedule," the official told reporters in a background briefing.  

Instead, Trump will be the first American president to visit Camp Humphreys, a military installation south of the South Korean capital of Seoul. "We thought that would make more sense in terms of its messaging, in terms of the chance to address families and troops there," the official said.  

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis visited the demilitarized zone that divides the Korean Peninsula last week and Vice President Mike Pence made the same trip in April.  

The official, speaking on customary condition of anonymity in briefing reporters, noted the two Trump administration forays to the zone. "It's becoming a little bit of a cliche, frankly," the official said.  

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U.S. President Donald Trump will not go to the heavily fortified demilitarized zone ( DMZ ) on the border of North Korea and South Korea during his Asia trip , a senior administration official said on Tuesday. "The president is not going to visit the DMZ .

Trump will not go to the heavily fortified demilitarized zone on the border of North Korea during his Asia trip , a senior administration official said. "The president is not going to visit the DMZ . There is not enough time in the schedule," the official told reporters in a background briefing.

Trump leaves for his first trip to Asia this week.


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