Trump’s claim that Korea ‘actually used to be a part of China’


by Washington Post

It would be worthwhile for Trump to get his history lesson about Korea from his own State Department instead of the Chinese president.

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koreatimes reports:

'Korea used to be part of China': Trump's false claim under fire

U.S. President Donald Trump’s false claim that “Korea used to be part of China” is disturbing Koreans. Trump made the claim during an interview with The Wall Street Journal after meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping on Apr. 12. Trump said in the interview, “(Xi) then went into the history of China and Korea. Not North Korea, Korea. And you know, you’re talking about thousands of years and many wars. And Korea actually used to be a part of China.”

Bloomberg.com reports:

South Korea Tells Trump It's Actually Never Been a Part of China

South Korea’s government wants to know whether Chinese President Xi Jinping gave alternative facts on the nation’s history to Donald Trump.

The Independent reports:

Donald Trump accused of 'shocking ignorance' after suggesting Korea used to be part of China

Donald Trump has been accused of “shocking ignorance” after stating that Korea used to be part of China after he met Chinese President Xi Jingping earlier this month.