Since Donald Trump has the attention span of a 4 year-old and has a “distaste” for detailed and long briefings, NATO had to Trump-proof their upcoming meeting with the President.
NATO will host the heads of state of all 28 member countries on May 25th. This will be Trump’s first face-to-face summit with an alliance he continuously bashed and trolled throughout his presidential campaign.
According to Foreign Policy, NATO traditionally organizes a meeting within the first few months of a new U.S. president’s term, but Trump has the alliance more on edge than any previous newcomer, forcing organizers to look for ways to make the staid affair more engaging. Making such adjustments in a short amount of time can be draining, but its not like it matters to Trump anyway. The alliance is telling heads of state to limit talks to two to four minutes at a time during the discussion, several sources inside NATO and former senior U.S. officials tell Foreign Policy. Additionally, they scrapped plans to publish the traditional full post-meeting statement meant to crystallize NATO’s latest strategic stance.
“It’s kind of ridiculous how they are preparing to deal with Trump,” said one source briefed extensively on the meeting’s preparations.
“It’s like they’re preparing to deal with a child — someone with a short attention span and mood who has no knowledge of NATO, no interest in in-depth policy issues, nothing.”
“They’re freaking out.”
Making drastic changes to accommodate for Trump’s tiny brain is absolutely absurd–especially after NATO has already accommodated Trump’s administration (swamp) by changing the date of an earlier NATO meeting to get Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to attend.
Of course, this has no effect on Trump; the billionaire practically expects everything to be sorted out according to his needs. Pathetic.
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