At the UN, President Trump finally stated for the record that a foreign country has been meddling with American elections. Only, he didn’t say it about Russia. He said it about China. “They do not want me or us to win, because I am the first president to ever challenge China on trade.”

+ Trump “dismissed the reaction by claiming he intended to draw laughter, an unlikely claim in the context of his speech. It was an ironic moment. In his stump speeches at home, Trump often laments that the United States is ‘the laughingstock of the world.’ But, on Tuesday, he was.” Robin Wright in The New Yorker: Trump’s Speech at the U.N. Triggers Laughter—and Disbelief. (That’s a familiar combination these days…)

+ While Trump insisted he intended to get a laugh, Nikki Haley offered another theory: “They love how honest he is.” (Hmm, now that I think about it, yeah, that’s probably it…)

+ Meanwhile, the US and Europe’s fight over Iran is playing out at the UN.