Magazine July 30, 2018, Issue

NATSEC EXTRACT

President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam, November 11, 2017 (Jorge Silva/Reuters)

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Static. Unintelligible.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE: Um, are you okay, sir?

POTUS: I’m fine. We’re fine. Go already.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE: Just leaving. Unless you want me to stay? I can sit and just not even listen, just be here, I’ve got some games on my phone and I can —

POTUS: We’re fine! We’ve got the thing for the tea or whatever —

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE: Samovar, sir.

POTUS: Yeah, didn’t ask. Anyway. Got that, and I’ve got my Twizzlers and my Starburst and my Diet Coke and it’s gonna be a nice chat. Right?

Silence.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE VOICE: He’s not

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