With the summit wrapped up, and Xi’s plane headed back to Beijing, the Chinese government on Thursday issued its first reaction to Biden calling Xi a “dictator” – which it should be emphasized was said while Xi was literally still there in San Francisco (if not still in the same venue or building):

Mao slammed the remark as “irresponsible political maneuvering” – and likely there is much more condemnation out of China to come. This could be only the beginning.


“After today, would you still refer to President Xi as a dictator?” asks a reporter.

“Look, he is. He’s a dictator in the sense that he’s a guy who runs a country that is a communist country that’s based on a form of government totally different than ours,” says Pres. Biden.



Whether riddled with dementia or not — that was a slap across Xi’s face heard around the world!