The American leader has repeatedly demanded that South Korea increase its payment.
President Trump said that he rejected the amount offered by South Korea in response to his demand that Seoul pays most of the cost of the US armed forces stationed in the country.
“They offered us a certain amount, and I declined the offer,” Trump said at a White House news conference. “We are protecting this wonderful nation. We ask them to pay for most of what we do. It’s not fair. … The question is whether they will pay to protect their nation.”
The amount that Seoul paid for the stay of American soldiers changed every year. Last year, it was about $1 billion.