Graham: Trump citing cost for end of South Korean war games is "ridiculous"

Graham continued by saying he did support stopping the drills, but in order “to give North Korea some breathing space to see if we can get a deal,” noting that “the money we spend training with our allies is money well spent.”

“It’s not a burden onto the American taxpayer to have a forward deployed force in South Korea. It brings stability. It’s a warning to China that you can’t just take over the whole region. So I reject that analysis that it costs too much, but I do accept the proposition, let’s stand down and see if we can find a better way here,” the South Carolina lawmaker said on “Anderson Cooper 360.”