The President of the United States Donald trump insulted foreign colleagues during secret telephone conversations. So, he called German Chancellor Angela Merkel “stupid”, and former British Prime Minister Theresa may “a fool”. This was reported on Monday, June 29, by the American TV channel CNN, citing knowledgeable sources.
According to one of the channel’s sources, the us leader’s diatribes were “almost sadistic”.
In conversations with Angela Merkel, the channel’s source notes, trump called her “stupid” and accused her of “being in the pocket of the Russians.”
“He shows the greatest harshness to those he looks at as weak, and he is the weakest with those he should be tough with,” he said.
As confirmed by an unnamed German official, because of the nature of the calls, special measures were taken in Berlin to keep the content of the conversations secret.
An unnamed German official called trump’s behavior “very aggressive” and noted that for this reason, the circle of people involved in monitoring Merkel’s calls has decreased.
“Humiliating and mocking”, according to the channel’s sources, were trump’s conversations with may, whom he called” a fool”, as well as” spineless ” because of her approach to Brexit, NATO and immigration issues.
French President Emmanuel macron, canadian and Australian Prime Ministers Justin Trudeau and Scott Morrison did not escape trump’s attacks.
At the same time, as the TV channel reports, Russian and Turkish presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan often “outplayed” their American counterpart. As a result, a number of high-ranking US officials became convinced that trump poses a threat to the country’s national security.
As two sources of the TV channel put it, trump often “raved” in relations with foreign leaders.
Former national security advisers Herbert McMaster and John Bolton, former Defense Secretary James Mattis, former Secretary of state Rex Tillerson, as well as former White House chief of staff John Kelly and intelligence officials came to the conclusion that trump was often “delusional” in relations with foreign leaders, according to two-channel sources.
Earlier, on June 22, former white house national security aide John Bolton expressed the opinion that US President Donald Trump is much inferior to Russian leader Vladimir Putin in the ability to prepare for negotiations.
According to Bolton, the Russian President demonstrates a level of preparation, pedantry, and planning “that is simply unthinkable in the case of Donald Trump.” He also noted that the head of the Russian state always “weighs” words and “thinks about the goals he wants to achieve.”