April 16, 2024

Trump Holds Series of Meetings With Foreign Leaders

Source: The New York Times

Journalists: Michael Crowley, Maggie Haberman, Jonathan Swan

Richard Fontaine, a former foreign policy adviser to Senator John McCain, agreed that Mr. Trump’s meetings were not extraordinary. But he said it was unusual for a foreign leader to overtly side with the chief opponent of the U.S. president.

“What’s unusual here is that heads of state generally remain studiously neutral in their outreach,” Mr. Fontaine said. “In the case of Orban, at least, he has publicly thrown in with Trump.”

Nothing obliges Mr. Trump to coordinate his meetings with the U.S. State Department. Spokesmen for the agency did not respond when asked whether the department has had any communication with Mr. Trump’s team.

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  • Richard Fontaine

    Chief Executive Officer

    Richard Fontaine is the Chief Executive Officer of CNAS. He served as President of CNAS from 2012–19 and as Senior Fellow from 2009–12. Prior to CNAS, he was foreign policy ad...