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Trump vows again to renegotiate trade, defense deals

All Headlines 05:17 July 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, July 27 (Yonhap) -- Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump vowed again Wednesday to renegotiate trade and defense deals the U.S. has with other countries.

"I would renegotiate so much of everything. I'm going to renegotiate our trade deals where we're losing with everybody," Trump said at a news conference in Florida. "I'm going to renegotiate our military deals where we're protecting countries and they're not living up to the bargain."

Renegotiating existing trade agreements in favor of the U.S. and forcing allies to shoulder more of the cost of American troop presence have been key parts of Trump's foreign policy. He's repeatedly said the U.S. should be prepared to abandon security commitments to allies unless they make economic sense.

Last week, Trump sparked a firestorm when he said he may abandon automatic protection for NATO allies.

"I like NATO, just so you understand. I like NATO. I like the concept of NATO. It is somewhat outdated because it doesn't cover terror the way it should," Trump said Wednesday. "I think NATO's great. But it's got to be modernized. And countries that we're protecting have to pay what they're supposed to be paying."

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