American leader Donald Trump said he considers Russian President Vladimir Putin “a world-class chess player.”
Trump gave a similar description to Chinese President Xi Jinping, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and DPRK leader Kim Jong-un.
Speaking to his supporters in Wisconsin, Trump said that his rival in the presidential election, Joe Biden, if he wins, will not be able to remain on an equal footing with any of the listed presidents.
“Putin, Chinese President Xi [Jinping], [North Korean leader] Kim Jong-un, [President] of Turkey Erdogan – they are all world-class chess players. And his [Biden’s] best years in politics weren’t all that great, ”Trump said, his August 17 speech on CNN .
On July 23, Trump described Vladimir Putin and Erdogan as quick-witted people with a sharp mind. However, he expressed doubts about Biden’s ability to become a good president and advised him to take a test to test his intellectual abilities.
The US presidential election will take place on November 3. According to the latest polls , more than 50% of respondents said they would support Biden.