During joint statements at the White House on Friday with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, President Trump took a swipe at the existing trade deal between the U.S. and South Korea. "You know who signed it, you know who wanted it," Trump said. The free trade agreement was in fact sponsored by former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and initially signed by former President George W. Bush.
Trump announced during his visit with Moon that the U.S. is negotiating a new deal with South Korea that "will be good for the American worker." "[H]opefully it will be an equitable deal, it will be a fair deal for both parties," Trump said.
Trump said he and Moon also discussed their "options" for how to deal with North Korea. Declaring the "era of strategic patience with the North Korean regime" over, Trump called for a "determined response" to North Korea's nuclear program.
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