President Trump will not visit the Korean Demilitarized Zone on his 12-day trip to Asia that begins this week, a senior administration official said Tuesday.
The official pinned the decision on a busy schedule, saying that the president would not have time to visit both the DMZ and complete a planned visit with U.S. and South Korean troops at Camp Humphreys, a U.S. Army garrison about 50 miles south of Seoul.
"The president is not going to visit the DMZ," the official said. "There's not enough time in the schedule. It would have had to have been the DMZ or Camp Humphreys."
"We thought it made more sense in terms of its messaging, in terms of the chance to address families and troops there and highlight, at [South Korean President Moon Jae-in's] invitation, South Korea's role in sharing the burden of supporting this critical alliance," he continued.
Source: The Hill