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Watch: BBC Shares Video Aired by North Korea of Trump Appearing to Salute Kim’s General

The footage comes from North Korea's state-run propaganda outlet.

Photo Credit: North Korean State Media

North Korea’s state news service this week has aired footage that purports to show President Donald Trump saluting one of leader Kim Jong-un’s generals.

The footage, which has not yet been verified as authentic, shows Trump in Singapore shaking hands with assorted North Korean officials.

When he approaches a uniformed general, the president initially holds out his hand for a handshake. The general responds by giving the president a salute — and the president, in turn salutes back.

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The general then extends his hand for a formal handshake.

Watch the video, which was captured by the BBC’s global media monitoring service, below.

Brad Reed is a writer living in Boston. His work has previously appeared in the American Prospect Online, and he blogs frequently at Sadly, No!.