From Manager, May 4, 2017
PM Prayuth: I’m pleased to accept your invitation to visit the US… if you help take this guy out of my country….
On paper held by U.S. Ambassador Glyn T. Davies: When will you have an election?
Caption: [He] Should make this deal
[Refers to an invitation from U.S. President Donald Trump to ASEAN leaders to visit the White House. U.S. Ambassador to Thailand Glyn T. Davies has been criticized in the Thai world for trying to intervene in the country’s internal political situation because of his calls for quick elections.
Thai critics and supporters of Thaksin alike tend to interpret this as the U.S. having a desire for Thaksin to once again control the country since “quick elections” would return his party to power.]