Trump Turned BACK From A Surprise Plans To Visit DMZ In South Korea At Last Minute


President Donald Trump planned a surprise visit to the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) separating North and South Korea,  with Marine One but had to turn back due to fog.

<> on July 27, 2017 in Washington, DC.

Trump had made it most of the way to the DMZ before the decision was made to return to Seoul.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that Trump was disappointed not to have been able to make the trip.

“He’s actually pretty frustrated,” she said.

Sanders said the White House had been planning the visit “for a little while,” since before Trump left on his marathon Asia trip, adding that it was “something the president wanted to do.”

Just last week in a pre-Asia trip briefing, a senior White House official downplayed the idea of Trump visiting the DMZ, saying it had become ‘a little bit of a cliche’ for commanders-in-chief.

Every president but one since Ronald Reagan has made the trek. George H.W. Bush was the lone standout, but he visited the DMZ while he was vice president.

The White House took unusual steps to make sure news of the unplanned side-trip didn’t leak, including a cryptic late-night message to reporters about an extra stop on Trump’s itinerary – and Sanders declining to tell them verbally where they were going once they arrived for liftoff.


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