Internet mocks reports of foreign leaders treating Trump like a child: ‘Perhaps he could wear a little pilot hat’
President Donald Trump is set to go on a big trip to multiple countries in the coming week, and reports from both the Associated Press and the New York Times claim that foreign leaders are working overtime to make sure the president feels comfortable in new surroundings.
Among other things, the reports say that diplomats plan to woo Trump by praising the size of his electoral college victory last year, keeping all policy presentations short and with lots of pictures, and even serving one of his favorite dishes — well-done steaks with sides of ketchup.
These reports led to instant ridicule on the internet, as many Twitter users noted that foreign leaders’ attempts to keep Trump comfortable are how you’d expect to see them handle a boy emperor.
Some of the top reactions follow below.
Perhaps he could visit the cockpit, and wear a little pilot hat. Look Melania, he's flying the plane! (Not really.) https://t.co/F1qjycDh9V
— Radley Balko (@radleybalko) May 19, 2017
@nytimes Why does he need a damn participation trophy? He's a 70 year old baby.
— Zach Alan (@zwash300) May 19, 2017
I don't mean to belabor this comparison but these are literally tips for managing toddlers pic.twitter.com/hqyWYiCp3K
— Simon Maloy (@SimonMaloy) May 19, 2017
@nytimes That is the same thing we did with circle time when I taught preschool before grad school.
— Alacontrary (@Erin_H_C) May 19, 2017
— Gene Lu (@genelu) May 19, 2017
@nytimes Grampa Snowflake needs to hear you say it
— Kit Kansas (@kit_kansas) May 19, 2017
@nytimes Should they change his diaper too?
— Madame du Barry (@BecuJeanne) May 19, 2017
— Michael McKeag (@mj_mckeag) May 19, 2017
@AP I think he needs a helmet….
— FIGHT-2the-end-✊ (@Gary2Gary11) May 19, 2017
@AP Hope they have provided colouring books as well
— Jay Still (@JayStill4) May 19, 2017