Keep it simple for stupid!

❝ 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 on! There’s a chunk of local, recent history to pad out the story. Some is interesting. We all await a week or so of the Ugly American so-called President on his first field trip.

Foeign leaders are advised to hold it down to no more than 3 syllables to a word, please, folks.

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2 thoughts on “Keep it simple for stupid!

  1. كذاب says:

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia – President Trump, whose dark, guttural demonization of Muslims was a trademark of his nationalist campaign, arrives here Saturday hoping the Arab world will listen to a new message. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-campaigned-against-muslims-but-will-preach-tolerance-in-saudi-speech/2017/05/19/6357c60c-3ca7-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html
    Trump’s speech is being written by Stephen Miller, the 32 year old ‘White House senior policy adviser’ who rose to prominence in the early days of Trump’s presidency as the author and public face of Trump’s Muslim travel ban – which he defended by publicly criticizing the federal courts for blocking the unconstitutional ban, stating: “… we have a judiciary that has taken far too much power and become, in many cases, a supreme branch of government… Our opponents, the media and the whole world will soon see as we begin to take further actions, that the powers of the president to protect our country are very substantial and will not be questioned.” Miller is widely seen as sharing an “ideological kinship” with, and has had a “long collaboration” with current White House Chief Strategist, Steve Bannon. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Miller_(political_advisor)

  2. Jesus Murphy says:

    “Getting ready for my big foreign trip. Will be strongly protecting American interests – that’s what I like to do!” Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America in a Tweet @ 7:24 AM – 19 May 2017.

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