President Donald Trump was so unprepared for his telephone conversations with foreign leaders, "outplayed" in his talks with leaders like Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's President Recep Erdogan, and dismissive with leaders of key United States allies that senior US officials, including several who served directly with him, say he's often posed dangers to the security of the United States during his presidency, Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein reports in a new expose with CNN.
With Greece anxious which way the United States would go if a conflict broke out with Turkey, US President Donald Trump has apparently shown his bent toward Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who had a direct line to the US leader.
A new report is revealing the rocky relationship between President Trump and former British Prime Minister Theresa May.
The US president reportedly attacked the then prime minister for her stance on the EU, Nato, immigration, and other issues the pair disagreed on.
That's according to a CNN report Tuesday, which reported on hundreds of classified chats that Trump has had with heads of state since he came to power, citing intelligence sources.
Carl Bernstein investigated the calls of the president with world leaders for four months, finding that "Trump was consistently underprepared, repeatedly outplayed by United States enemies and abusive to allies", the Daily Mirror says.
According to CNN's sources, Trump spoke the most with Erdogan, who had sometimes called the White House at least twice a week and who, on Trump's orders, was put directly through to him, including in some instances when he golfing.
Right before Trump's political vocation, his son Eric consistently bragged about being in a position to bypass American banking companies - quite a few of which refused to do business enterprise with the Trump corporation - since the firm could get all the revenue it desired from Russian Federation.
Trump's calls with world leaders, including Trudeau, are so bad that his advisers consider him a security risk: CNN
"Some of the things he said to Angela Merkel are just unbelievable: he called her 'stupid, ' and accused her of being in the pocket of the Russians ..."
"Erdogan took him to the cleaners", CNN's Carl Bernstein quoted a source as telling him, indicating that Erdogan was able to steer policy in Turkey's favor, such as Trump's decision to pull American forces out of Syria, paving the way for Turkey's operation against the Kurds who had been American allies there.
The report also talked about May's reaction to the phone calls, saying May seemed flustered and nervous. "He's toughest [in the phone calls] with those he looks at as weaklings and weakest with the ones he ought to be tough with".
However, a source said Merkel took Trump's malice "like water off a duck's back" and would simply respond "with recitations of fact".
Bernstein noted that CNN's sources reported a picture consistent in places with the tenor of Bolton in his book, "The Room Where it Happened" but the calls covered a longer period than the time Bolton was in office.
U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison shake hands during a visit to Pratt Industries plant opening in Wapakoneta, Ohio on September 22, 2019. "Everything was always personalized, with everybody doing bad things to rip us off - which meant ripping "me" - Trump - off".
Bernstein reported that on calls with Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Kim Jong-un, the North Korean dictator, the United States president "boasted" about his own personal wealth, while conversations with the Russian president sounded like "two guys in a steam bath".
Bolton, conversely, claimed Boris Johnson, whom Trump sees as a natural ally, played the president "like a fiddle". "From negotiating the phase one China deal and the USMCA to North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies contributing more and defeating ISIS, President Trump has shown his ability to advance America's strategic interests".
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Telecoms across the country have also been shut down, a step authorities have taken in the past at times of political unrest. Thousands took to the streets of Addis Ababa on Tuesday (June 30) to escort the body of a murdered singer to his home town.
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