White House defends portrayal of 'armada' push towards Korean peninsula

By Jeff Mason and Doina Chiacu | WASHINGTON

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday denied being misleading about a U.S. carrier strike group’s push toward the Korean peninsula, saying it never gave an arrival date and that the ships were still on their way.

When Trump boasted early last week that he had sent an “armada” as a warning to North Korea, the USS Carl Vinson strike group was still far from the Korean peninsula, and headed in the opposite direction.

The U.S. military’s

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