China’s unbenevolent dictator, Xi Jingpin (ask the Uighurs how they feel about Xi), is in Moscow for a three day state visit to Vladimir Putin (https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/02/world/five-things-june-2-trnd/index.html).
Our vast corps of associate solitary reporters has been obliged to watch Donald Trump make a fool of himself in the UK during his three-day state visit to Queen Elizabeth and a few other Brits. The Queen invited Trump and his third trophy wife, Melania; she didn’t invite the rest of the Trump clan and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and Sarah Huckabee and the rest of Trump’s vast entourage (the ones who are still loyal to him, as that’s mostly what he cares about).
Associate solitary reporter Larry Theis covered Trump’s visit to the Queen, with help backstage from associate solitary reporter Danielle Packwood, who is based in London.
Now Trump, who knows virtually nothing about history and the importance of alliances, is in France for an observance of the anniversary of D-Day, which cost thousands of American, British, and German lives.
So we wanted our Moscow-based associate solitary reporter, Foma Kheroshonsky, to cover Xi’s visit to Putin.
“Both those dudes are real smart,” Kheroshonsky told us, as he covered the first day of their visit. “They shook hands and they looked at the camera. Then they met privately to talk about stuff they could do together to annoy us Americans.”
"But Trump’s visit to the Queen, now that’s a different matter," Kheroshonsky continued. “Our Disrupter-in-Chief managed to hold it together, more or less, when he was with the Queen, but as soon as he was off-camera, he insulted — by Twitter of course — all the Brits he doesn’t like, and he praised the ones, like Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson, that he does like.”
Kheroshonsky will continue to cover the Xi-Putin Summit, depending on what else is going on in the world.