During Talk With Putin, Trump Reportedly Knocked His Own ‘Stupid’ Officials Who Tried to Stop the Call
Remember the infamous “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” call? Well, a new report reveals another tidbit of information on what President Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin talked about during that conversation.
The revelation comes at the end of a big new report from The New York Times previewing Trump’s relationship with Putin and NATO ahead of the big NATO summit.
There are concerns among some world leaders about what Trump could do and say during the meeting, and Trump himself recently criticized allies while offering compliments to Russia and Putin––even suggesting that they be brought back into the group of nations currently known as the G-7.
The Times report reminds us of the “DO NOT CONGRATULATE” dust-up, but it also reveals other comments made by the President:
He told Mr. Putin that Russia and the United States should get along better. And he commiserated with Mr. Putin over Trump administration officials whom the Russian president said had tried to prevent the call from happening, according to a person with direct knowledge of the conversation.
“Those are stupid people; you shouldn’t listen to them,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Putin, the person said.
The planned summit between Trump and Putin is set for July 16th. Advisors told the Times that POTUS is ready to confront Putin on “malign activities,” but as the report notes, “the president often speaks and acts at odds with the rest of his government, which has left allies all the more uncertain about whether they can rely on the United States.”
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