US President Donald Trump warned on Thursday (Mar 29) that he may delay implementation of a renegotiated trade deal with South Korea until after planned nuclear talks with North Korea.
Trump offered no explanation for the apparent threat, which came just a day after he hailed the US-Korea Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) as a victory for his get-tough stance on commerce.
“I may hold it up until after a deal is made with North Korea, does everybody understand that? You know why? Because it’s a very strong card,” Trump said in a speech in Ohio.
“South Korea has been wonderful, but we’ll probably hold that deal up for a little while, see how it plays out.” Click here to read more.