According to the president’s chief of staff John Kelly, Trump called China’s president Xi Jinping to expedite the “knuckleheads'” case.
“Our president said to Xi, ‘Do you know anything about these knuckleheads that got caught allegedly stealing?’” Mr. Kelly said.
Unaware of the episode, the Chinese president dispatched an aide to get more information.
“The president was saying, ‘It’s not too serious. We’d love to see this taken care of in an expeditious way,’” Mr. Kelly added.
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