Trump salutes North Korea military general in documentary footage

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WASHINGTON (Circa) - New video has emerged from President Donald Trump saluting a North Korea general during his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.

The video aired as part of a documentary on Korean Central Television. It shows Trump greeting a North Korean general with Kim. The general first salutes Trump, then the president returns the salute.

The rest of the documentary primarily details Kim's experience of the summit on Sentosa Island, according to The Washington Post.

In a press release, Retired Major General Paul D. Eaton with called the president's behavior "inappropriate."

“It is wholly inappropriate for the commander in chief of our armed forces to salute the military of our adversary, especially one which is responsible for a regime of terror, murder, and unspeakable horror against its own people. We must talk with them, for the sake of avoiding a disastrous war. But they have not earned the salute of a president,” the organization said in a statement.

Presidents are not required to salute members of the U.S. military. However, it has become a more common tradition for presidents in recent years.

According to regulation, members of the military in uniform are required to salute the president.

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