Why tell them to keep it?
Deplorable Raven comments:
Because China stole it to use as leverage against America. Obama fell for it like an idiot, while Trump's saying "China, what you stole is not even important, nice try but keep it and shove it up your ass."
Now the Chinese are left with nothing.
Fact is China has stolen what it needed to steal from the drone. Which is why they're willing to give it back. Obama admin is lubing up and bending over begging for the drone. They're giving the Chinese everything they want. They have the tech and now Americans are willing to negotiate with them on anything else the Chinese want.
Leave the damn drone with the Chinese. Put pressure on them in other ways until they learn their lesson. China is wholly dependent on Americans buying their shit. The moment that stops, China crumbles.