Woodward: Trump drafted tweet on pulling military dependents from S. Korea

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President Donald Trump speaks before signing the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 last month in Fort Drum, N.Y. (THOMAS SCAGGS/U.S. ARMY)
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President Donald Trump speaks before signing the National Defense Authorization Act of 2019 last month in Fort Drum, N.Y. (THOMAS SCAGGS/U.S. ARMY)

Woodward: Trump drafted tweet on pulling military dependents from S. Korea

by: Kim Gamel | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: September 12, 2018

SEOUL, South Korea — President Donald Trump drafted a tweet calling for the evacuation of family members of U.S. troops stationed in South Korea, nearly provoking a war with the North, the author of a new book about the administration said.

Americans on a major military base in Seoul took the reported revelation in stride, saying having family present is a boost for morale but they will do as ordered.

“If it’s for the safety of the families, the dependents and children, of course,” America Sotres said Monday as she had lunch in the food court at Yongsan Garrison with her soldier husband and 3-year-old twins. “It’s hard on families to be split up, but it’s like any other deployment.”

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