Trump says he will 'blow up' Korea-U.S. alliance if reelected: book

“In fact, Trump had privately indicated that he would seek to withdraw from NATO and to blow up the U.S. alliance with South Korea, should he win reelection,” says the book, according to excerpts carried by the Washington Post.

“When those alliances had come up in meetings with (then-Defense Secretary Mark) Esper and other top aides, some advisers warned Trump that shredding them before the election would be politically dangerous,” they wrote.

“Yeah, the second term, We’ll do it in the second term,” Trump is quoted as having told his aides.