AU­TO­MATIC NEG­A­TIVE COV­ER­AGE

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - BY JENNIFER HARPER

Pres­i­dent Trump and Chi­nese Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping. The two world lead­ers have a 24-hour en­counter in scenic Palm Beach, Florida, which be­gins Thurs­day and could yield sig­nif­i­cant, pos­si­bly his­toric de­vel­op­ments and some fas­ci­nat­ing cul­tural mo­ments. And, of course, the main­stream me­dia is at the ready, pac­ing back and forth and hop­ing things go awry in this gor­geous set­ting. Many jour­nal­ists al­ready are pre­dict­ing a neg­a­tive out­come, or are mired in spec­u­la­tion — ob­sess­ing over pos­si­ble fail­ures, awk­ward mo­ments, a prover­bial clash of the ti­tans and golf. Yes, golf. Need­less to say, if the press was re­port­ing on former Pres­i­dent Barack Obama rather than Mr. Trump, the cov­er­age would be grand, glow­ing and noble. Yes, need­less to say. Here’s a se­lec­tion of rep­re­sen­ta­tive head­lines from the last 48 hours:

“Trump and Xi: Two im­pos­ing lead­ers with clash­ing agen­das” (The New York Times); “Can Trump Match Xi Jin­ping’s Game?” (The New Yorker), “The odd cou­ple sum­mit” (Ax­ios); “Trump, Xi will be odd cou­ple at first sum­mit” (CNBC); “Trump’s Mar-a-Lago ethics mess gets worse ahead of Xi Jin­ping visit” (MSNBC); “Trump faces test mix­ing Mar-a-Lago with dif­fi­cult diplo­macy” (Politico); “Xi Jin­ping’s sum­mit plan to tame Don­ald Trump” (Fi­nan­cial Times); “China’s Xi Jin­ping will NOT golf with Trump at Mar-aLago” (Daily Mail); “Why Trump’s golf diplo­macy won’t work with China’s Xi Jin­ping” (CNN).

ASSOCIATED PRESS

The meet­ing be­tween Pres­i­dent Trump and Pres­i­dent Xi Jin­ping at scenic Mar-A-Lago could yield some rather in­ter­est­ing mo­ments.

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