Trump effort to blackmail South Korea & Japan on trade at moment of extreme nuclear tension w North Korea will frighten and enrage key allies when they need reassurance and steadiness. US willful ignorance will insure “US-skeptic” center-left wins South Korean elections and harden Japanese right-wing, making any peaceful solution to North Korea mess almost impossible. Failure of US elite to stop self / destructive Trump provocations will likely lead to war – after this, now sooner rather than later. Here, moron Pence revealing his complete lack of knowledge and intelligence for all the world to see.
US Vice President Mike Pence told business leaders in Seoul on Tuesday
the Trump administration will review and reform the five-year-old free trade agreement between the two countries.
Pence said the US trade deficit has more than doubled in the five years since the U.S.-South Korea free trade agreement began
and there are too many barriers for U.S. businesses in the country.
Pence’s meeting in Seoul with business leaders comes before he heads to Tokyo later on Tuesday,
where he will meet Japan’s Finance Minister Taro Aso
and kick off talks that Washington hopes will open doors for U.S.-made products.
U.S. President Donald Trump has vowed to narrow big trade deficits with nations like China and Japan,
saying he would boost U.S. manufacturing jobs.
“That’s the hard truth,” Pence told an American Chamber of Commerce meeting in Seoul.
“We have to be honest about where our trade relationship is falling short”, said Pence.