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record-breakingly short

The White House could only muster 2 descriptive words about Trump's call with China's president

The White House strived for neither quality nor quantity in its recently released readout of President Trump's call with Chinese President Xi Jinping. More than 12 hours after the phone call Tuesday night — which Trump tweeted was about "the menace of North Korea" — the White House sent out a measly two-sentence recap of the conversation. Only two of the 28 words ("very" and "productive") attempted to describe the call in any detail:

For comparison's sake, here's the amount of information Xi provided about the call. Becca Stanek