Trump tweeted on Saturday that the US should let China keep the US Navy's unmanned underwater drone that it seized in the South China Sea.
"We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.-let them keep it!"
This tweet went out soon after our military said that an understanding was reached between the US and China for the underwater glider's return.
This is where Trump gets me exasperated. Why would he say such a thing other than to sound outrageous? And what does sounding outrageous accomplish for him?
China claims they seized the glider to ensure safe navigation of passing ships. They said that they will return the glider back to the US.
The US has called the incident an "unlawful seizure," and some have even called it an act of war, but that seems to be an exaggeration.
When it first happened, Trump tweeted, "China steals United States Navy research drone in international waters-rips it out of water and takes it to China in unpresidented act."
This is why Trump should not tweet without Spell Check.
He soon after corrected the spelling of "unprecedented," but before every grammar cop in the West got on his case.
So tell us, Mr. Trump, what will allowing China to keep the glider accomplish? Really.