Trump: Maybe N. Korea's 'Christmas Gift' Is 'A Beautiful Vase'

Eric Scheiner | December 26, 2019
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The United States flew surveillance planes over the Korean peninsula around Christmas day, after North Korea threatened to give the U.S. a “Christmas gift” due to tense nuclear talks.

“We’ll see what happens,” Trump told reporters on Tuesday. “Maybe it’s a nice present. Maybe it’s a present where he sends me a beautiful vase as opposed to a missile test.”

According to The Hill:

The move comes after North Korea threatened to give Washington a ‘Christmas gift’ unless the U.S. makes concessions in nuclear talks with the country. Negotiations between U.S. and North Korean officials stalled earlier this year after a summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ended abruptly.  

The U.S. flew four aircraft, the RC-135W Rivet Joint, E-8C, RQ-4 Global Hawk and RC-135S Cobra Ball, over the country between Tuesday and early Wednesday. 

“Let’s see what happens,” Trump said. “Everybody’s got surprises for me, but let’s see what happens. I handle them as they come along.” 

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