Washington, D.C. (former capitol of the United States) July 21, 2018
A partial transcript of the “no witnesses” meeting in Helsinki between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin has been provided to select media. It is reported that upon seeing the transcript, Fox News mouthpiece Sean Hannityovich said, “gaaahhorgggahiyi” and collapsed on the floor with foam streaming from his mouth. He was rushed to the local Minute Clinic and there is no official report on his condition.
The transcript is now believed to have been obtained and leaked by Melania Trump, First Lady of the former United States. It reads as follows:
[Trump & Putin shake hands and sit down; translators sit down also]
Trump: Well, Vladimir, here we are at last, just like I promised. Just you and me, babe. What do you want to talk about?
Putin: Donald, let’s cut to the chase, ok?
Trump: Wait, hold on! You speak English?
Putin: Of course, I do, Donald. What do you think I was doing all those years in the KGB? I am totally conversant in your language. It will be a shame when we have to ban it.
Trump: Wow. You really speak good English. As good as me and I have the very best words. Everyone says so. I am impressed, Vladimir. I always knew you were smart. Not as smart as me, of course, but still pretty …
Putin: Enough about you, Donald. In fact, how about you just shut up for a few minutes so we can get some work done. I did not agree to this meeting just to make you look good.
Trump: Ok, ok, Vlad, don’t be upset. Whatever you want is ok with me.
Putin: Good. I thought it would be since you are president only because of the interference in the U.S. election that I ordered.
Trump: Well, that’s a little harsh, don’t you think? I mean, look at how many electoral votes I got….
Putin: Yeah, but what about her emails?
Trump: You got my message just right. I said, “Russia, if you’re listening …
Putin: I know what you said, Donald. Your American news media play it on TV every damn day! Listen to me. I have a very important thing to say.
Trump: [leaning in] I’m all ears, Vlad. What’s that?
Putin: You are going to invite me to visit the United States.
Trump: Sure, no problem. When you’re a star, they let you do what you want….
Putin: And while I’m there, I am going to defect.
Trump: …. Uh…er….
Putin: I am serious, Donald. You can close your mouth now. You remember when you made that comment about shithole countries? Well, Russia is one. I am sick of the winters here, the intrigues that never stop, people trying to stab you in the back, literally. All my opponents keep committing suicide, making me look bad. And, besides, I’ve always wanted to own a real democracy.
Trump: But, Vlad, I mean, uh, what would that do?
Putin: Nothing that you need to concern yourself with, Donald. You will move back to New York City, play golf every day, if you like. Live the life you always wanted.
Trump: They hate me in New York.
Putin: Yeah, well, what goes around comes around. But, listen, Donald, they are going to put you in jail. You have violated their constitution and made a hash of the U.S. government. I know how to run things efficiently. I will move into the White House. Melania can stay there if she wants. You know she sounds more like a Russian than an American. All will be well. Believe me.
[end of transcript]