Trump ‘Fawning’ to Putin and other Authoritarians in ‘Embarrassing’ Phone Calls, White House Aides Say—Report

Trump ‘Fawning’ to Putin and other Authoritarians in ‘Embarrassing’ Phone Calls, White House Aides Say—Report

As the spotlight on President Donald Trump’s interactions with foreign leaders intensifies, former and current White House officials have described Trump’s interactions with strongman leaders as fawning, deferential and embarrassing, with many of those in the administration “horrified” at his conduct.

The Washington Post spoke with 12 current and former White House officials who said that members of the administration were shocked at the president’s behavior during conversations with authoritarians like Russian President Vladimir Putin and members of the Saudi royal family.
“There was a constant undercurrent in the Trump administration of [senior staff] who were genuinely horrified by the things they saw that were happening on these calls,” one former White House official—who spoke on the condition of anonymity—told the Post.

via newsweek Trump ‘Fawning’ to Putin and other Authoritarians in ‘Embarrassing’ Phone Calls, White House Aides Say—Report