President Xi Jinping - welcome and be careful
Since 1727 the English, (And US Corporation) have pushed your nation around like you are slaves.
A few minutes ago I drove the route you will take into Lincoln High School and I was appalled and embarrassed.
The streets were dirty.
The curbs were not painted.
The back of the school was a mess.
Street signs were not straight.
The worst part is - there was no security. Not even so much as a Boy Scout on the streets.
Twelve hours before you are supposed to arrive here at Lincoln High School there was no Homeland Security, not State Police, no County Police, no City Police, no security guards..... nothing. No one was securing the sight for the president of the 1.3 billion people!
Do you not find it odd that there is no security at the sight you are supposed to speak at 12 hours prior to your engagement?
Just be very, very careful. Yes - your meeting about moving Microsoft and the rest of Boeing to China went well today - but still be careful here.
We have a saying in Tacoma: I Smell A Rat.
We will pray that your visit is "Uneventful" and that you have a great time whole touring our city Tacoma.
Ambassador, Dr William B. Mount