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New book claims President Trump considered evacuating families of USFK

Jiji Press reported from Washington that journalist Bob Woodward, the author of a new book titled “Fear,” appeared on a CBS program on Sunday and revealed that President Trump once considered evacuating all family members of U.S. troops from South Korea when the North Korean situation grew tense last year. Jiji wrote that according to Woodward, the President even drafted a tweet that said: “I am going to pull out the family members of U.S. troops from South Korea.” Jiji added that the tweet was never sent because the Pentagon warned that back channel communications with North Korea said Pyongyang would regard the move as a sign the U.S. was preparing to attack. In addition, Jiji said the President had serious doubts about the fact that the U.S. spends $3.5 billion a year to station troops in South Korea and said, “I don’t know why they’re there.” Jiji added that when President Trump reportedly told top officials during a meeting to pull all troops out of South Korea, Secretary Mattis explained to the President that troops are there to “prevent World War III.”

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