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Trump Was ‘Delusional’ And Outmatched In Calls With Putin And Erdogan, Carl Bernstein Claims

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30.06.2020

Donald Trump was so unprepared for calls with the leaders of Russia and Turkey that he regularly threatened US national security while boasting about his achievements, CNN’s Carl Bernstein reported Monday.

Over hundreds of calls cited by anonymous sources, Bernstein reports, Trump almost never read briefing material prepared by intelligence agencies and would often take unplanned calls from foreign leaders, flabbergasting top national security advisers.

Two unnamed sources told Bernstein the regularity of the calls and Trump’s behaviour led them to believe the president was “delusional” and thought he could charm or bully other leaders into doing what he wanted. At times, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan called Trump at least twice a week, and there were standing orders to put the calls straight through to Trump. Sources said........

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