U.S. President Donald Trump said Monday he turned down a “certain amount” of money from South Korea related to his demand that Seoul shoulder a larger share of the cost of U.S. military forces deployed in the country.  

Speaking at a White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing, Trump said Washington is negotiating with South Korea and President Moon Jae-in to help the U.S. monetarily for its “tremendous service.”

“We are defending a wonderful nation. We are asking them to pay for a big percentage of what we’re doing. It is not fair,” he said.

“So it is not a

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