White House: Trump salute to NK general 'a common courtesy'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is defending President Donald Trump's decision to return a military salute to a North Korean three-star general.
Presidential spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday that "It's a common courtesy when a military official from another government salutes, that you return that."
North Korean state media released video of Trump reaching out to shake the hand of the minister of the People's Armed Forces, who instead saluted during the summit in Singapore. The two then reversed gestures, with Trump saluting and the general reaching out to shake... read more
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