September 21, 2020

Trump says North Korea may send a “beautiful vase” for Christmas, not a missile

President's remarks come as many in Washington brace for Pyongyang's threatened "Christmas gift" in final days of year

As military and intelligence officials in Washington brace for North Korea's threatened "Christmas gift" to the U.S., President Donald Trump told reporters on Tuesday that perhaps the DPRK will send him something nice — a new vase, he suggested, instead of a missile.

The president's remarks come at a moment of high tension between the U.S. and North Korea, with just one week remaining until DPRK leader Kim Jong Un's self-declared deadline for negotiations with Washington, and seemingly no end in sight to a months-long diplomatic stalemate between the two countries.