“Among foreign leaders, the working assumption seems to be that Trump expects and needs shows of devotion, and that if he isn’t diligently courted during his visits, he might leave diplomatic wreckage strewn in his wake.” -⁦
World Leaders Like to Flatter Trump. It Never Works. “Trump will cheerfully accept the epic levels of hospitality he’s shown, but he isn’t necessarily going to rethink the certitudes he brought to the job,” via ⁦
Just last month, Britain hosted Donald Trump for a lavish state visit. 's resignation today shows that, as wrote, when foreign countries flatter the US president, it rarely works out in their favor
Foreign leaders treat the president to pomp and ceremony in the hopes that he’ll be more favorable to their country. It rarely works, writes
Now seems like a good time to re-read on the tendency for foreign leaders to fete Trump in the hopes that he’ll be more favorable to their country. As we learned today, that rarely works
Foreign leaders treat the president to pomp and ceremony in the hopes that he’ll be more favorable to their country. It rarely works, writes
I’ll believe that Trump is growing into the presidency when his staff stops talking about him like a toddler.
Trump admin aides will forewarn foreign officials that there's a way to talk to Trump & they shouldn't contradict, lecture or antagonize him. Some foreign leaders, in dealing w/ him, have tried not to personalize disputes, knowing how he might react.
"Among foreign leaders, the working assumption seems to be that Trump expects and needs shows of devotion, and that if he isn’t diligently courted during his visits, he might leave diplomatic wreckage strewn in his wake." --