Trump held a White House meeting with the heads of American airline bosses and the CEO of Qatar Airways

Trump & # 39; s controversial Oval Office meeting with CEO & # 39; s of United, American Airlines, and Qatar Airways & # 39; descended into an & # 39; Apprentice-worthy & # 39; showdown with & # 39; lots of yelling & # 39; – while President Delta boss blamed for no show

  • The private meeting on July 18 became a & # 39; & # 39; Apprentice & # 39; worthy confrontation & # 39; called
  • Trump is said to have destroyed the big three American airlines – American, Delta and United Airlines – while praising the airlines from the Middle East
  • But much of the president's anger was directed at Delta CEO Ed Bastian, who did not attend the tulmotuos meeting
  • & # 39; Big Three & # 39; American airlines have been waging a bitter but stagnant war with Qatar Airways and two Emirati airlines for the past four years
  • A large part of the airlines' anger comes from government subsidies that the airlines from the Middle East receive
  • American CEO Doug Parker and United CEO Oscar Munoz expected Trump to choose the party
  • They were quickly destroyed by Qatar Airways Al Baker as & # 39; liars & # 39;
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A recent Oval Office meeting between the Trump government, US airlines and airlines from Qatar and those from the United Arab Emirates descended into chaos when the airlines figured out unfair aviation practices from the Middle East.

The private meeting of July 18 was & # 39; a & # 39; worthy worthy confrontation & # 39; NBC News, who spoke with 10 sources who were familiar with what the meeting contained.

Trump is said to have destroyed the big three American airlines – American, Delta and United Airlines – while apparently praising the airlines from the Middle East.

The private meeting of July 180 in the Oval Office became a & # 39; & # 39; Apprentice & # 39; worthy showdown & # 39; called

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The private meeting of July 180 in the Oval Office became a & # 39; & # 39; Apprentice & # 39; worthy showdown & # 39; called

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker

American Airlines CEO Doug Parker

United CEO Oscar Munoz

United CEO Oscar Munoz

Trump has blamed Doug Parker, CEO of American Airlines, for their low share price while the market has risen sharply. He also wondered why the Big Three – American Airlines, United and Delta – had removed ads that the president and the American public are pleading

He accused American Airlines CEO Doug Parker for their low share price while the market has risen sharply. Trump also scolded Delta for buying planes from the European company, Airbus, while the Middle East airline bought jets from Boeing Co. – based in Chicago.

But much of the president's anger was directed at Delta CEO Ed Bastian, who did not attend the tulmotuos meeting, although he was one of the biggest proponents of a meeting. Bastian said that he & # 39; previously planned trips & # 39; did not elaborate on what that trip actually meant.

& # 39; The president always went back, & # 39; explained a source. & # 39; There was a lot of shouting. & # 39;

But much of the president's anger was directed at Delta CEO Ed Bastian, who did not attend the tulmotuos meeting
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But much of the president's anger was directed at Delta CEO Ed Bastian, who did not attend the tulmotuos meeting

But much of the president's anger was directed at Delta CEO Ed Bastian, who did not attend the tulmotuos meeting

The & # 39; Big Three & # 39; American airlines have been waging a bitter but stagnant war with Qatar Airways and two Emirati airlines for the past four years.

Most of the fighting is about flights between the US and Europe – with US airlines claiming that their foreign competitors are heavily subsidized by the government and undercut them by official cheap flights that don't stop in the Middle East.

More recently, Qatar Airways purchased a 49 percent stake in Air Italy. The new company helped set up new flights between Milan and the US, with domestic airlines claiming that the move is a way to bypass the & # 39; Open Skies & # 39; civil aviation agreement.

Parker and United CEO Oscar Munoz expected Trump to take the side of them, but soon became Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker as & # 39; liars & # 39; destroyed.
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Parker and United CEO Oscar Munoz expected Trump to take the side of them, but soon became Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker as & # 39; liars & # 39; destroyed.

Parker and United CEO Oscar Munoz expected Trump to take the side of them, but soon became Qatar Airways CEO Al Baker as & # 39; liars & # 39; destroyed.

In June, in the White House, Trump met the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar and the CEO of Qatar Airways, Akbar al Baker. The invitation set the & # 39; Big Three & # 39; to broadcast advertisements on Fox News to attract Trump's attention in the hope of letting him support American business.

& # 39; I've seen all these ads – what's the matter with these ads? & # 39 ;, the president said at a certain point during the meeting.

Parker and CEO CEO Mun Munoz expected Trump to take the side of them, but were soon dismissed by Al Baker as being & # 39; liars & # 39 ;.

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Trump is said to have told Al Baker that he is taking money from the government of Qatar.

The meeting was attended acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, new press secretary Stephanie Grisham and commercial adviser Peter Navarro (photo), among others

The meeting was attended acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, new press secretary Stephanie Grisham and commercial adviser Peter Navarro (photo), among others

The meeting was attended acting Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney, new press secretary Stephanie Grisham and commercial adviser Peter Navarro (photo), among others

The meeting was attended by, among others, acting chief of staff Mick Mulvaney, new press secretary Stephanie Grisham and commercial adviser Peter Navarro.

Navarro helped place the meeting on Trump's radar and was left in an uneasy battle with national security adviser John Bolton and director of the National Economic Council Larry Kudlow.

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CEOs of FedEx, JetBlue and Atlas Air were also present. But these airlines actually wanted to take the side of Qatar because their airlines compete with the & # 39; Big Three & # 39 ;.

As the meeting ended, Trump instructed the airlines to contact the Ministry of Transport to share any additional complaints,

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