Trump Has Had 50% More Meetings with Foreign Leaders than Obama

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So much for their isolationist narrative. He's being more diplomatic and active than Obama was in his first term so far. 50% more meetings, 100% less apologies.


http://www.breitbart.com/national-security/2017/07/06/donald-trump-50-meetings-foreign-leaders-barack-obama/

"Below is a chronological list of the two presidents’ meetings with foreign leaders, with repeat meetings excluded. The list does not include meetings around the G-8 or G-20, where both would have met leaders from the same countries. The list does not include telephone calls or meetings with officials such as foreign ministers. (It also excludes Obama’s June 2009 meeting with Zimbabwe’s then-Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, since President Robert Mugabe held real power, and the position of prime minister was later abolished.)

Obama, 2009 (19 meetings):

  • Feb. 19 – Canada
  • Feb. 24 – Japan
  • Mar. 3 – United Kingdom
  • Mar. 14 – Brazil
  • Mar. 17 – Ireland
  • Mar. 25 – Australia
  • Apr. 5 – Czech Republic
  • Apr. 6 – Turkey
  • Apr. 7 – Iraq
  • Apr. 16 – Mexico
  • Apr. 21 – Jordan
  • May 5 – Israel
  • May 6 – Afghanistan
  • May 6 – Pakistan
  • June 4 – Egypt
  • June 5 – Germany
  • June 15 – Italy
  • June 28 – Colombia
  • July 6 – Russia
Trump, 2017 (28 meetings):

  • Jan. 27 – UK
  • Feb. 10 – Japan
  • Feb. 13 – Canada
  • Feb. 15 – Israel
  • Feb. 24 – Peru
  • Mar. 16 – Ireland
  • Mar. 17 – Germany
  • Mar. 30 – Denmark
  • Apr. 3 – Egypt
  • Apr. 5 – Jordan
  • Apr. 6 – China
  • Apr. 20 – Italy
  • Apr. 27 – Argentina
  • May 4 – Australia
  • May 15 – United Arab Emirates (Abu Dhabi)
  • May 16 – Turkey
  • May 18 – Colombia
  • May 21 – Saudi Arabia
  • May 23 – Vatican
  • May 24 – Belgium
  • May 31 – Vietnam
  • June 9 – Romania
  • June 19 – Panama
  • June 20 – Ukraine
  • June 26 – India
  • June 29 – South Korea
  • July 6 – Poland
  • July 6 – Croatia
Trump’s ambitious foreign policy schedule contradicts critics’ attempts to portray his foreign policy as “isolationist,” or to suggest the 45th president is not interested in foreign affairs.

On the contrary, Trump has led an active foreign policy — one that puts “America first,” yet still reaches out to other nations to improve relations and work together on common issues.

Obama’s foreign policy was described as “internationalist,” but stressed “leading from behind.”
 
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So much for their isolationist narrative. He's being more diplomatic and active than Obama was in his first term so far. 50% more meetings, 100% less apologies.”
Yes.

But in the meantime, Barack Obama was busy saving the United States economy from collapse, via the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. He also passed legislation guaranteeing equal pay for equal work for women (the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act) and the expanded State Children's Health Care Program.

Comparable legislation signed into law by Trump? Crickets.

At the end of Barack Obama's first hundred days in office, Americans approved of his performance in office by a 65/35 margin. Don't ask how Donald Trump fared in comparison.

Oh, and Donald Trump is ahead on one other important statistic too: Number of special prosecutors investigating him for collusion with a hostile power. Trump beats Obama by a comfortable infinity percent on that score too.

But 10 out of 10 for finding a pathetic and meaningless piece of Breitbart propaganda to try and cover up the stinking dumpster fire that is your slithering maggot of a hero.
 

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Yes.

But in the meantime, Barack Obama was busy saving the United States economy from collapse, via the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act. He also passed legislation guaranteeing equal pay for equal work for women (the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act) and the expanded State Children's Health Care Program.

Comparable legislation signed into law by Trump? Crickets.

At the end of Barack Obama's first hundred days in office, Americans approved of his performance in office by a 65/35 margin. Don't ask how Donald Trump fared in comparison.

Oh, and Donald Trump is ahead on one other important statistic too: Number of special prosecutors investigating him for collusion with a hostile power. Trump beats Obama by a comfortable infinity percent on that score too.

But 10 out of 10 for finding a pathetic and meaningless piece of Breitbart propaganda to try and cover up the stinking dumpster fire that is your slithering maggot of a hero.
Right.

It's like talking about a football game where the score is 77 to 20 and someone pipes up, "Well, they do have a higher percentage of successful field goal kicks."
 

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Cause his base put him in office to spend a lot of time outside the country with foreign leaders? I had no idea how cosmopolitan his base is. I thought they'd prefer he'd be spending his time at the Mexican border mixing concrete by now, but I have to admit we've all been wondering how he's going to knock the Belgians and Romanians off their high horse. Give them Hell, Trump!
 

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A little side note to go along with all that diplomacy...

Foreign officials meeting President Trump during his first overseas trip are being told to praise him for winning the Electoral College last year, the New York Times reported Friday.

Embassies and leaders who have met with Trump have been speaking among themselves and with other dignitaries about how to handle the new president, and a number of themes have emerged, the report said.

Among them are suggestions to compliment Trump on his election win, and compare him favorably to former President Obama; not to expect him to know your country's history or hot-button issues; and make a short presentation tailored to his attention span, and don't try to bring up a long list of issues.
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/334193-foreign-leaders-told-to-praise-trump-on-election-win-report

Whew! :oops: Makes you wonder who's really doing the diplomacy during these trips? :confused:
 

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It's amazing how some ill-informed liberals resort to name calling and yet they think they are superior to everyone else. It's kind of sad really. Save the rhetoric that Obama saved the economy, for all he did was print more money and kicked the can down the road for future generations to tackle. Ronald Reagan said having some debt was good for the country, but I don't think he meant this much -> http://www.usdebtclock.org/

And here's an oldie but goodie on Obama economics ->
 
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A little side note to go along with all that diplomacy...



http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/334193-foreign-leaders-told-to-praise-trump-on-election-win-report

Whew! :oops: Makes you wonder who's really doing the diplomacy during these trips? :confused:
I'm guessing Trump enjoys meeting with them because it gives him a break from the criticism he gets at home, and the foreign leaders know all they have to do is stroke his ego a bit and let him have a few meaningless "wins" and he will roll over and let them do or have whatever they want.
 

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A little side note to go along with all that diplomacy...



http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/334193-foreign-leaders-told-to-praise-trump-on-election-win-report

Whew! :oops: Makes you wonder who's really doing the diplomacy during these trips? :confused:
Well, diplomacy is like chess, the other side is playing too.

It's pretty clear that China's Xi Jinping has figured Trump out and immediately began working the man to his favor. And, I suspect that other leaders are figuring out that if you tickle the man's chin a bit, you'll get whatever you want.

Additionally, while Trump held 8 more meeting with diplomatic leaders—Breitbart's rejection of Obama's meeting with Tsvangirai is dubious at best—those meetings have not borne fruit.

Moreover, in a global opinon poll from people in 37 countries, the U.S. has become more unpopular, dropping from a favorability rating of 64 percent to 49. Confidence in the U.S. president dropped from 64 percent to 22 percent.
 

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It's amazing how some ill-informed liberals resort to name calling and yet they think they are superior to everyone else. It's kind of sad really. Save the rhetoric that Obama saved the economy, for all he did was print more money and kicked the can down the road for future generations to tackle. Ronald Reagan said having some debt was good for the country, but I don't think he meant this much -> http://www.usdebtclock.org/
Reagan tripled the debt during his tenure, sooooooo......

That means he spent more than all previous presidents combined, then did it again.
 
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Yes yes....we know that Trump is a social creature who likes meetings and meetings to have meetings and crashing weddings too.

But what is important is what comes out of those meetings. And to date, his foreign policy has been inconsistent despite all these meetings. Perhaps because they aren't so much meetings as they are classroom lectures for an ignorant man who doesn't know the history of Korea for instance.

But hey, if you want to give Trump some sort of "victory" on the scoreboard for number of meetings, fine. Put this on your scoreboard too:

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And how many of these meetings have resulted in good relations? So far the majority of leaders he's met with have mocked him in private and in the press.
 

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Well, diplomacy is like chess, the other side is playing too.

It's pretty clear that China's Xi Jinping has figured Trump out and immediately began working the man to his favor. And, I suspect that other leaders are figuring out that if you tickle the man's chin a bit, you'll get whatever you want.

Additionally, while Trump held 8 more meeting with diplomatic leaders—Breitbart's rejection of Obama's meeting with Tsvangirai is dubious at best—those meetings have not borne fruit.

Moreover, in a global opinon poll from people in 37 countries, the U.S. has become more unpopular, dropping from a favorability rating of 64 percent to 49. Confidence in the U.S. president dropped from 64 percent to 22 percent.
When the Canadian government recently announced it would be cooling its ties for a while with the US while Trump is in charge,.
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/us-politics/canada-and-donald-trump-guide/article32788087/

you know something isn't right. We're Canadians. We are supposed to like everyone
http://www.ctvnews.ca/canada/canadians-view-of-u-s-deteriorated-under-trump-global-survey-1.3478483
 

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And how many of these meetings have resulted in good relations? So far the majority of leaders he's met with have mocked him in private and in the press.

Not really. Don't remember off hand, but how much was the arms deal with Saudi Arabia worth? Remember when Softbank went to Trump Tower and pledged 50 billion into American investment? Also, Poland just reaffirmed it's interest in more US LNG. He's actually making good deals.
 

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Not really. Don't remember off hand, but how much was the arms deal with Saudi Arabia worth? Remember when Softbank went to Trump Tower and pledged 50 billion into American investment? Also, Poland just reaffirmed it's interest in more US LNG. He's actually making good deals.
LOL

Saudi Arabia directly sponsors terrorism that ends American lives among others. Money is money, and people will sell their soul for money. Softbank's deal is jointly funded by them, Apple and the Royal Government of Saudi Arabia. The deal was set in motion long before Trump came onto the scene and far longer before he won the election. Poland will reaffirm their deals with the US and western nations to avoid the Russians. The chances of the Poles ruining our long term relationship for the east is next to nil. Selling our defense weapons to Poland and setting up offensive weaponry protects Poland, whose history with Russian meddling goes back hundreds of years.

To put it short, their history isn't pretty and will never be pretty. Most Poles would rather see Russia destroyed, especially the older generations.
 

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Kind of hard to take this with any grain of truth...

... when their "former" CEO is in the White House.

State media, indeed. :rolleyes:

BL.
 

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Not really. Don't remember off hand, but how much was the arms deal with Saudi Arabia worth? Remember when Softbank went to Trump Tower and pledged 50 billion into American investment? Also, Poland just reaffirmed it's interest in more US LNG. He's actually making good deals.
Yeah, great deals..great deals. Trump is doing to the world what the NRA has done to America. More weapons for everyone! Like Oprah: You get weapons, and you get weapons and you get weapons! Weapons for the whole audience! What could go wrong?
 
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