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Ben Sasse Slams Trump on South Korea Trade Reports

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By    |   Saturday, 02 September 2017 08:43 PM

Rep. Ben Sasse attacked the President Donald Trump on Saturday after reports that he might pull the U.S. out of a five-year-old trade deal with South Korea, saying "the administration holds 18th-century views of trade as a zero-sum game."

Sasse, 45, the second-term Nebraska Republican, posted his comments on Twitter:

The Wall Street Journal reported that the administration could warn Seoul this week that it would withdraw from the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, or KORUS, over concerns that South Korea was unwilling to make significant changes to the accord.

A White House spokeswoman told the Journal that "discussions are ongoing," adding that "we have no announcements at this time."

The Journal's report was also bashed by former Democratic National Committee Chairman and former Vermont Gov. Howard Dean:

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