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Fri May 19, 2017, 10:35 AM

Tips for Leaders Meeting Trump: Keep It Short and Give Him a Win

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Source: NY Times

As Saudi Arabia’s leaders prepared to make a pitch to the White House for a visit by President Trump, a PowerPoint presentation was put together complete with slides describing Saudi demographics, investments in the United States and ambitious plans for reform.

Another slide showed pictures of three palaces Mr. Trump could choose to stay at should he come, including “His Majesty’s weekend personal residence.” Ultimately, someone must have thought better of it, because that slide was not shown. But the pitch worked. Mr. Trump heads to Riyadh on Friday, the first stop in his first overseas trip since taking office.

For foreign leaders trying to figure out the best way to approach an American president unlike any they have known, it is a time of experimentation. Embassies in Washington trade tips and ambassadors send cables to presidents and ministers back home suggesting how to handle a mercurial, strong-willed leader with no real experience on the world stage, a preference for personal diplomacy and a taste for glitz.

After four months of interactions between Mr. Trump and his counterparts, foreign officials and their Washington consultants say certain rules have emerged: Keep it short — no 30-minute monologue for a 30-second attention span. Do not assume he knows the history of the country or its major points of contention. Compliment him on his Electoral College victory. Contrast him favorably with President Barack Obama. Do not get hung up on whatever was said during the campaign. Stay in regular touch. Do not go in with a shopping list but bring some sort of deal he can call a victory.

Read more: https://mobile.nytimes.com/2017/05/18/world/middleeast/trump-saudi-arabia-foreign-trip.html?


He's so infantile.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 10:45 AM

1. A continuous embarrassment

And we all thought Bush was bad.


Peace

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:27 AM

2. All together now!

Gimme a W- Whining!

Gimme an I- Incompetence!

Gimme an N- Narcissism!

What's that spell? WIN! WIN! WIN!

Are they sure it wasn't give him some gin?

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:32 AM

3. no....don't give the infant a win...

it'll just encourage him and convince him he's on the right track....

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:46 AM

4. "Mercurial, strong-willed, no real experience, taste for glitz" - The American President. n/t

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 11:57 AM

5. ... And Burp Him

when he's done with his bottle. Otherwise he gets gassy and pitches a fit.

Holy shit is this humiliating.

In many ways, he really is like his deplorables: stupid, selfish, moody, completely immature and utterly incapable of any sort of serious, analytical thought. Horrifying, but that's exactly the way Dump and the scum at Faux pitch these rubes - and do it successfully - every day.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:16 PM

6. How unbelievably humiliating for our nation

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:25 PM

7. Trump is the best thing to ever happen to Dubya's legacy.

Good God. It is devastating for our country and the world that we have a President who makes Dubya look thoughtful by comparison.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:28 PM

8. What they really told the other countries,

flatter him and line his pockets, make it good personally for him and he will give you anything at all you want.

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Response to Julian Englis (Original post)

Fri May 19, 2017, 12:36 PM

9. Locking...

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