After British Prime Minister Theresa May visited Donald Trump, she faced major retribution from her people because in the time she left America to the time she touched down in the UK, Trump had passed the executive order that banned travel and individuals from certain middle east countries. Protests broke out, and 1.5 million called her to rescind her invitation to Trump to meet the Queen.

Other country’s leaders have been wary of growing close to Trump. Enrique Nieto faced distrust and anger from his people after meeting with Trump, and President Abe of Japan was heavily criticized for not being stronger about TPP, and still holding diplomatic relations with Trump after he destroyed it 4 days in office.

These empirical events beg the question, can Trump effectively lead if allies are wary of being associated with him?


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