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Trump on US Drone Seized by China: 'Let Them Keep It!'

Trump's comment came after China's defense ministry said it agreed to return the unmanned underwater vehicle

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    President-elect Donald Trump continued to use social media to poke at China Saturday, saying on Twitter that the U.S. should refuse to take a drone seized in international waters after the Communist country agreed to return it, NBC News reported.

    "We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back. — let them keep it!" Trump said on Twitter Saturday night.

    Trump's Tweet came after China's defense ministry said it agreed to return the drone, which was taken Thursday in the South China Sea, and after the Pentagon said it had secured the agreement "through direct engagement with Chinese authorities."

    Trump communications director Jason Miller credited the president-elect with China's decision to return the vehicle, saying on Twitter that Trump "gets it done" — but there was no evidence presented or claim made that Trump did anything besides Tweet about the seizure.