October 16, 2015 2:30 pm -


Harvard student Joseph Chloe wanted to straighten out Donald Trump on whether South Korea pays for American troops in its country. The Donald assumed the 20-year-old was from South Korea.

Choe, tried to push back on Trump’s statement earlier this summer that South Korea doesn’t “have to pay anything” for military support from the US.

“I just want to get the facts straight and say that –” Choe said before Trump cut him off to ask, “Are you from South Korea?”


“I’m not. I was born in Texas, raised in Colorado,” the student replied, drawing some applause from the audience. “No matter where I’m from, I like to get my facts straight, and I wanted to tell you that that’s not true. South Korea paid $861 million.”

Choe’s figure matches the one reported by The Diplomat earlier this year. However, instead of admitting his mistake, Trump called the figure “peanuts” and complained about US forces being stationed in not only South Korea, but Japan and Germany.


D.B. Hirsch
D.B. Hirsch is a political activist, news junkie, and retired ad copy writer and spin doctor. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.