Foreign leaders are being told that they are to compliment Trump on his Electoral College win and compare him favorably to President Obama as part of the rules for meeting with the President during his first foreign trip.
Trump can only handle one point in a very short conversation, and he needs his ego flattered and a slide show.
Donald Trump’s trip isn’t an international visit overseas by a president. It is a global babysitting operation to give American a break for its perpetually needy, corrupt, and scandal-plagued toddler.
The White House’s “rules” for meeting Trump aren’t diplomatic guidelines for international diplomacy. They are a list you leave on the fridge for the babysitter before you both head out to catch a movie.
The idea that world leaders are expected to lie and praise Trump as better than Obama is jaw-droppingly shallow. We all know that Trump can’t handle any criticism, but he is so insecure about not being as good of a president as Obama that it could be viewed as a symptom a deep mental or emotional issue.
Trump will return to the United States thinking his trip was great, and he made lots of new friends, but the reality has never been more clear that Donald Trump isn’t just an American problem. He is also a headache for the entire world.