TRUMP ANGERS KOREANS BY CARELESSLY ASSERTING THAT “KOREA USED TO BE A PART OF CHINA”. IT WASN’T.

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.”American online news agency Quartz later published the claim. The agency reported that Trump made “a shocking admission of ignorance” by this comment and expected it would upset Koreans.

American online news agency Quartz later published the claim. The agency reported that Trump made “a shocking admission of ignorance” by this comment and expected it would upset Koreans.It was not confirmed whether Trump’s controversial statement was initially delivered by Xi to him or was Trump’s original idea.

It was not confirmed whether Trump’s controversial statement was initially delivered by Xi to him or was Trump’s original idea.

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