The Wall Street Journal is reporting that European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was forced to use flash cards to explain global trade to the actual president of the United States.
The Journal’s report says Juncker “flipped through” more than a dozen cards, which had minimal information on them, and all focused on a single issue. These included the automotive trade, and regulatory standards for medicines, the report added, saying that there were a maximum of three figures per card.
“We knew this wasn’t an academic seminar,” a senior EU official who was at the meeting told the Wall Street Journal. “It had to be very simple.”
Of course it did — because when it comes to Trump, anything more complex than the McDonald’s Dollar Menu might as well be the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox.
The EU’s use of flash cards is not without precedent. Trump is well-known for his distaste for lengthy documents, and is said to prefer single-page memos when deciding on policy.
In May 2017, a report from Reuters said that Trump likes “single-page memos and visual aids like maps, charts, graphs and photos.” A source quoted by Reuters said aides also strategically put Trump’s name into “as many paragraphs as we can because he keeps reading if he’s mentioned.”
This could not be more embarrassing. Imagine how the UK would feel if King Ralph had been a documentary. That’s our reality — every … single … day.
Say, maybe after Trump learns his colors he can master the intricacies of geopolitics. Green is land … blue is water, etc.
Seriously, when will our long national nightmare finally be over?