The plane landed earlier this evening after circling China’s skies for 6 hours, unable to find any sign of ‘Singapore’ on Baidu maps.
The mini-crisis was resolved after Trump Whatsapped President Xi Jin Ping, who was able to confirm that Singapore is not part of China and never has been. The Chinese President reassured President Trump that he was “absolutely sure” about this, though he acknowledged that “the two countries sound kinda similar”.
Trump’s plane is currently en route over the South China Sea and is using President Xi’s hand-drawn map for navigation.
RICE was able to obtain a copy of said hand drawn map: