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The White House defends Trump saluting a North Korean general as a 'common courtesy'

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Critics have attacked Trump after North Korea released footage of the US President saluting a North Korean general.
The White House has defended his actions, arguing that it was a "common courtesy" and he was simply returning a salute from the general.
One retired US major general said: "It is wholly inappropriate for the commander in chief of our armed forces to salute the military of our adversary."
The White House is defending President Donald Trump's decision to return a military salute to a North Korean three-star general as a "common courtesy."
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White House: Trump salute to NK general 'a common courtesy'

White House: Trump salute to NK general 'a common courtesy'

11 monthes ago   |   By

WASHINGTON - 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 hands. The two...
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