As President Donald Trump prepares for his first NATO summit on May 25, the organization has asked world leaders to...
...shorten their speeches to two to four minutes and to not delve too deeply into the inner-workings of policy so as to keep the attention-deficit Trump engaged and entertained.
Yes, you read that correctly.
“It’s kind of ridiculous how they are preparing to deal with Trump,” said one source briefed on meeting preparations who spoke on condition of anonymity.
“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."
According to another source, who Foreign Policy identified as a "former official": “People are scared of his unpredictability, intimidated by how he might react knowing the president might speak his mind — or tweet his mind."
From another NATO official: "We're bracing for impact."
"Even a brief NATO summit is way too stiff, too formal, and too policy heavy for Trump. Trump is not going to like that,” said NATO expert Jorge Benitez with the Washington think tank Atlantic Council.
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