If the president of the United States pays a state visit to Romania, he will be entertained by a Romanian folk-dance troupe. It would be thought odd if his hosts brought in an American to do a Martha Graham routine. Likewise, when foreign leaders visit the White House, they should be shown something American: a display of country fiddling or square dancing or Delta blues.
Why did Obama and his staff bring in a Chinese national to entertain the visiting cadres? You know perfectly well why. It’s the same impulse that drives Obama to bow to emirs and sultans, to gush in his autobiography about his soulful Kenyan relatives, and to want illegal Mexican residents to have rights and subsidies not available to US citizens. It’s the multicultural cringe.