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Trump’s Not the Only One Who Calls Military Exercises ‘War Games’

President Donald Trump said the U.S. would halt “war games” as a gesture of good faith in nuclear negotiations with North Korea, but his use of the phrase drew criticism as mirroring North Korean propaganda.
However, Trump used “war games” to refer to joint military exercises with South Korea long opposed by Pyongyang, and a Free Beacon video shows the term has often been used by mainstream reporters.
“We will stop the war games, which will save us a tremendous amount of money,” Trump said during a press conference. “Unless and until we see the future negotiations is not going along like it should.”
Trump also called the excercises “war games” in an interview with ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, and reporters and pundits were aggrieved.
“Did you notice that Donald Trump didn’t call them military exercises?” MSNBC analyst Richard Stengel asked.
“No, he called them war games,” host Katy Tur replied.
“He’s using the same terminology that

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