MEANWHILE, IN PALM BEACH
Local authorities in Palm Beach see the first-time meeting between President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping as a historic occasion. It is not without challenges, however.
“In anticipation of hosting two of the most powerful individuals in the world, at the same time, Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw says there is a multilayered security plan unlike any he has overseen before,” reports Greg Angel for the local CBS affiliate, noting that the safety measures include 10-foot-tall concrete-and-steel barricades decorated with Chinese and U.S. flags on the roadways.
“President Xi will likely face scores of demonstrators and socalled greeters,” Mr. Angel explains.
Sheriff Bradshaw is ready.
“We are not going to tolerate any civil disobedience, throwing of objects or any type of disorderly conduct whatsoever,” the lawman told the local station. “At first sign of that, it will be dealt with. We will have our mobile jails. We’re not going to let things get out of hand.”