Xi and Kim: The Transcript

How Donald Trump and the U.S.-North Korea summit are getting framed.

April 16, 2018

How Donald Trump and the U.S.-North Korea summit are getting framed.

President Xi

Mr. Chairman, you will have a long reign. But will it be glorious?

Chairman Kim

We have a saying, red turnips taste like green peas in winter. And you, too, now face a long reign.

President Xi

Yes, but will it be glorious?

Chairman Kim

Korea will never diminish China’s splendor.

President Xi

Nor China Korea’s. But it helps that America…

Chairman Kim

… grows senile…

President Xi

… deteriorates.

Chairman Kim

Thanks in no small part to its President Dotard.

President Xi

Which brings me back to our own glory. We can take it in hand.

Chairman Kim

We can help one another.

President Xi

We can help the American president.

Chairman Kim

You mean?

President Xi

Better to have seven more years to ensure our glory than just three.

Chairman Kim

You think I should give him…

President Xi

A small victory, a moratorium of little consequence — except to us, in the long run.

Chairman Kim

To the long run!

Takeaways

How Donald Trump and the US-North Korea summit is getting framed.

Korea will never diminish China's splendor. Nor China Korea's.

America deteriorates, thanks in no small part to its President Dotard.