Rather Humiliating Report Reveals How World Leaders View Donald Trump

While Donald Trump’s supporters clearly live in some alternate version of reality all their own, their avoidance of facts doesn’t change what is or isn’t true. And the truth is, Trump is a national embarrassment who almost nobody actually respects. I would love to be a fly on the wall in the offices of these foreign heads of state to find out what they really think of our current “Commander-in-Chief.”

It’s unlikely we’ll ever truly know what many of these world leaders honestly think about Trump, but if a recent report from The New York Times is accurate, it’s clear they don’t think much of him. In fact, it seems that in most of these countries Trump’s about to visit, they’re preparing for his arrival much in the same way they might prepare for a spoiled child they’re trying to appease to avoid triggering an emotional meltdown.

From the NYT article:

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.

In other words:

  • Don’t talk about things that are too complicated or complex.
  • Assume he’s completely ignorant about your country.
  • Feed his ego.
  • Don’t hold him accountable for anything he’s ever said.

Oh, by the way, Saudi Arabia has apparently made special arrangements to have one of Trump’s favorite meals prepared for him… steak with a side of ketchup.

The NYT also spoke with Peter Westmacott, a former British ambassador to the United States, who indicated that other world leaders are more than aware that Trump’s a simple-minded buffoon with a huge ego.

“If you were prepping people for Donald Trump, the two or three points would be: one, bear in mind this is still a guy who focuses on wins,” Westmacott said. “He likes to have wins for America and wins for himself from bilateral meetings.”

“Secondly,” he continued, “he is a deal maker, a pragmatist. Third, this is a guy with a limited attention span. He absolutely won’t want to listen to visitors droning on for a half-hour — or longer if they need an interpreter.”

While I’ll never be ashamed to be an American, it’s humiliating that Trump’s representing my country.

These foreign heads of state probably dread any time they have to deal with Trump. They’re not dealing with an intelligent, rational adult — they’re having to appease a buffoon who they know doesn’t possess the mental capacity to decipher or understand lengthy, complex issues. They’re just hoping to get through the experience without causing Trump to go on some unhinged Twitter rant against them later. All the while being careful what they say to him since he’s clearly too ignorant to know what private comments shouldn’t be said publicly and he’s proven to be a petty, vindictive person with no morals or ethics. So the last thing they want to do is divulge something they don’t want used against them later.

Since Trump’s the leader of the United States, other nations are forced to tolerate and appease him out of respect for our country and our position in the world. However, based on most of what I’ve seen and read thus far, it’s obvious other foreign heads of state don’t respect him. They know he’s someone who’s completely unqualified for the job, isn’t very intelligent, can’t be trusted, isn’t mentally stable, and has a fragile ego that constantly needs to be reassured.

Like many of us here in the U.S., I get the feeling that most of the rest of the world is biding their time, eagerly counting down the days till he’s no longer in office.

Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.


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  • Dave Horne

    Trump’s an idiot, but he’s our idiot. 🙂

    I personally apologize to the rest of the world regarding Trump.

    Trump is living proof the Electoral College needs to be dismantled.

    • Carrie Colburn

      The Electoral College DOES NOT need to be dismantled. It was created to PREVENT just this kind of thing from happening. The people who ARE the electoral college DID WRONG. That’s he problem!

      • Deb Goedken

        What ever happened to “One person, one vote?”. The days are over that 75% of the population isn’t educated and can’t read. We don’t need other people choosing for us. The Electoral College was designed to PREVENT exactly this type of calamity from occuring. I find it very interesting that both Hillary Clinton and AL Gore WON the majority of the popular vote but LOST the Electoral College to the less popular Republican candidate. Hmmmm, smells like dead fish to me. Wake up America! Abolish the Electorial College! (And while you’re at it, impeach Trump.)

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  • Garrott

    I’m Canadian and everyone I talk to is absolutely disgusted by this bozo, he not only affects you (my sympathies) but the rest of world to! We can’t understand with all his BS and the money he and his family are taking off the American people how u can still have him in office. Get him out before he starts world war 111

    • I do not consider him a President. Next.

      • TropicDave173

        Next is Pence – be careful what you wish for.

        What we need is a shift back to the center (that is, take a hard left at the next election) and away from the wealthy and the corporations (and their pet politicians) calling the shots.

      • I am aware of Spiro Agnew and Mike Pence. Pence is just evil, not a sociopath lying serpent. Also, Republicans do not like Pence as much as they do their savior.

        What we need, and I have repeated said, is to do the following:

        1. Resist.. Assist.. Educate

        2. Take special elections seriously, especially Georgia 4th coming up and turn most to all of them blue

        3. Take back the House and Senate in 2018

        4. Take back the Presidency in 2020

        5. Take back the majority of the governors and state legislatures in 2018.

        Send a clear message up until then that the U.S. is a leader in this world, we are not isolationists, and like Germany, will put this dark chapter behind us.