President Trump's timely threat against the Free Trade Agreement with South Korea has no doubt, been triggered by his anger against their Northern neighbor, the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), otherwise known as North Korea. Since President Trump has been in office, North Korea has reportedly tried to launch 17 missiles -- successfully launching 13 -- and conducted one nuclear test. During that time, Trump has also threatened North Korea with nuclear war and has imposed more sanctions on the Kim Jong-un regime.

Sanctions no longer solution against DPRK?

Despite this, North Korea has continued to conduct their tests causing the United States to run out of options. As far as diplomatic efforts are concerned, the President has tried to force China to do something about their neighbor. But the Trump administration has continued to claim that it has run out of patience, with a President who is anxious to use his newly acquired military power against the DPRK the government's official name.

Now at the end of his rope, even his U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, is reluctantly calling for more sanctions knowing that they probably won't work. In a recent tweet after North Korea's nuclear test over the weekend, President Trump accused the South Korean government of "appeasement" which has set off even more criticism.

Following this, Trump threatened to end the Free Trade Agreement with South Korea soon.

Complete switcharoo to South Korean trade

According to various reports, the trade gap between the U.S.

and South Korea has only widened since the Free Trade Agreement started five-years ago. Trump campaigned on the idea that the trade system was rigged against the United States and he has blamed the agreement as part of the problem. The President said in June that the U.S. had many deficits with trade agreements all over the world and that it needed to stop.

He said at the time that he would start with South Korea.

One report by NPR titled: "Trump Pledges To Withdraw From U.S.-South Korea Trade Agreement" says that South Korea sells billions of dollars worth of products to the U.S. One of the most popular brands being Samsung. But the agreement was supposed to open up the Korean market for exported American products.

The NPR segment said that the deficit created from the agreement has cost the U.S. some 90-thousand jobs. But one economist blames that deficit on the fact that Americans love to spend money. Especially on electronics and cars. South Koreans lackluster economy in the meantime means that Koreans spend even less.

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