Trump bristles at criticism he’s sacrificing military readiness in quixotic quest for deal with North Korea

March 8, 2019

Washington Examiner:

‘WAR GAMES’ JUST TOO PRICEY: President Trump’s now standing order for the U.S. military to stand down on the kind of robust annual joint exercises with South Korea the Pentagon always considered indispensable is all about saving taxpayers money, not kowtowing to Kim Jong Un, Trump said in his latest tweet on the subject.

“The military drills, or war games as I call them, were never even discussed in my mtg w/ Kim Jong Un of NK—FAKE NEWS! I made that decision long ago because it costs the U.S. far too much money to have those ‘games’, especially since we are not reimbursed for the tremendous cost!”

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