Fog foils Trump trip to DMZ

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White House senior staff discuss as U.S. President Donald Trump sits in his car after being grounded from an unannounced visit to the demilitarized zone North Korea and South Korea. (photo by Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

SEOUL — U.S. President Donald Trump abandoned an unannounced visit to the heavily fortified demilitarized zone between North and South Korea due to bad weather on Wednesday, the last day of his visit to the South, a spokeswoman said.

Trump was to have been accompanied by South Korean President Moon Jae-in, spokeswoman Sarah Sanders told reporters.

The U.S. president made two attempts to reach the DMZ but was forced to cancel the trip due to fog, she said.