Trumps First International Juant - 5 Stops In 9 Days; Will there be a mental melt down?

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Trumps First International Juant - 5 Stops In 9 Days; Will there be a mental melt down?

Post by Aspca4ever on Fri May 19, 2017 3:09 pm

Worldwide effort set to keep Trump happy on 1st trip abroad
By JULIE PACE AP White House Correspondent Posted: Friday, May 19 2017 7:03am
WASHINGTON (AP) -
When President Donald Trump sits down for dinner in Saudi Arabia, caterers have ensured that his favorite meal - steak with a side of ketchup - will be offered alongside the traditional local cuisine. President Donald Trump is setting out on his first international trip, a five-stop journey across the Middle East and Europe. More

At NATO and the Group of 7 summits, foreign delegations have gotten word that the new U.S. president prefers short presentations and lots of visual aids. And at all of Trump's five stops on his first overseas trip, his team has spent weeks trying to build daily downtime into his otherwise jam-packed schedule.

It's all part of a worldwide effort to accommodate America's homebody president on a voyage with increasingly raised stakes given the ballooning controversy involving his campaign's possible ties to Russia. For a former international businessman, Trump simply doesn't have an affinity for much international.

Even before Trump's trip morphed from a quick jaunt to Europe into a nine-day behemoth, White House aides were on edge about how the president would take to grueling pressures of foreign travel: the time zone changes, the unfamiliar hotels, the local delicacies. Two officials said they feared that a difficult trip might even lead the president to hand off future traveling duties to Vice President Mike Pence.

Trump's final itinerary hardly eases him into the delicate world of international diplomacy on foreign soil. After departing Friday on an overnight flight on Air Force One, Trump will hopscotch from Saudi Arabia to Israel to the Vatican. He'll close his trip with a pair of summits in Brussels and Sicily, often-staid affairs that require leaders to be locked in lengthy plenary sessions.

"The chance of something going wrong - you insult the hosts, you get sick, your boss gets sick, you miscommunicate with your hosts, you make a scheduling error, you need to change the schedule just hours before a meeting, the motorcade get stuck in traffic, or the plane is stranded due to bad weather - is extremely high," said Julianne Smith, who served as a foreign policy adviser to Vice President Joe Biden and is now a senior fellow at the Center for New American Security.
"Personally, I think they should cut it back now before they regret it," she said of Trump's long jaunt.

The trip marks the first time since taking office that Trump has spent a night away from the White House at a property that doesn't bear his name. And it's not just the bragging rights Trump gets when he goes to his own properties: Staffers know his meal preferences and the exact temperature he likes a room set at. He's often surrounded by long-time friends and acquaintances who have memberships to the commander in chief-owned retreats. http://www.wdam.com/story/35468441/worldwide-effort-set-to-keep-trump-happy-on-1st-trip-abroad
Another title option for these type of articles could be: 'Dumbing It Down For The Donald' ...OMG, how humiliating for America that our resident - immature buffoon in the oval office has to be treated like he's ADHD and 4yr old with temper tantrum issues if he isn't fed his own special meals!
"KETCHUP" ...nothing says refinement any better then his demanding Dr. Pepper & Ketchup, and forget about trying any of the local cuisine that those intelligent highly skilled foreign chefs would prepare for him!
Something else that the article stated, I found sad and telling;


Foreign travel has never been high on Trump's list of priorities. During his first marriage, he usually stayed behind when wife Ivana took his children for visits to her home country, the former Czechoslovakia. He's made the occasional stops to meet business partners abroad, but most of his travel has been to his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, and other U.S. properties.

Trump's hosts on his upcoming trip are well-aware of his aversion to travel and are trying to make accommodations to keep him happy.
Never one to respect the 'HOME LAND' of your own children's heritage - leave that to the mothers and you stay safe in your own wee-little bed - in your fiefdom surrounded by your loyal staff and family!
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Re: Trumps First International Juant - 5 Stops In 9 Days; Will there be a mental melt down?

Post by Sassy on Sat May 20, 2017 9:06 pm

I read somewhere (will try to find it) that an interviewer said Trump had a concentration span of 12 seconds!
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Post by Aspca4ever on Sat May 20, 2017 11:35 pm

Sassy wrote:I read somewhere (will try to find it) that an interviewer said Trump had a concentration span of 12 seconds!
Oh, please ...don't fret about my requiring proof of that POV; around here it's pretty common knowledge that Chump-The Rump is not only OCD about tweeting 24/7 but suffers from ADHD 'BIGLY'! Twisted Evil
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