"When trouble comes up anywhere in the world, they don't call Beijing, they don't call Moscow. They call us. That's the deal," he quipped.
Duh. Of course you don't call Moscow and Peking (hey, we don't say Moskva, now do we?) when trouble comes up.
Because Russia and China are already there starting the trouble, they can just talk to them in person.
But hey, better 6 years late coming to this realization than never. We'll see if it lasts past November 4th.