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Insiders compare Trump calls with Putin to 'two guys in a steam bath'

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  1. Andre0087

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    • Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein spoke with sources about months' worth of private Trump calls with world leaders
    • Putin 'outplays' Trump in their private calls, said a source
    • Trump brought up his own wealth and recalled Miss Universe Moscow pageant with Russian
    • Told Germany's Angela Merkel she was 'stupid'
    • Characterized his predecessors as 'imbeciles' and weaklings' with Putin
    • U.S. officials who saw call transcripts were gobsmacked
    • Sources called them 'abominations'
    • Leaked Transcript of call with Ukrainian leader showed Trump seeking an investigation of the Bidens
    • Australian Prime Minister Scott was regularly 'bullied' and disparaged during calls with Trump

    President Donald Trump's private calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin sometimes have the tone of 'two guys in a steam bath,' according a bombshell account that portrays Trump as bending over backward to win the strongman's approval.

    Putin 'just outplays' Trump during their one-on-one interactions, according to a CNN report published Monday by legendary Watergate reporter Carl Bernstein. During those calls and others with foreign leaders, Trump regularly tries to tout his own wealth and success, according to the report.

    At the same time, with Putin he routinely characterizes his predecessors as 'imbeciles' and weaklings.'

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  2. RayRay10

    RayRay10 Houstonian
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    Apr 14, 2015
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    “Bernstein said that if the notes and transcripts of the calls were made public, even some of Trump's Republican allies in Congress would struggled to defend him.”


    - I haven’t read/seen anything. (McConnell and most other Republicans)

    - We’ve always known what the President is like on his phone calls. (Cornyn)

    - We need to kill all the protesters in the US (Cotton)

    - I think Jim Jordan could beat Carl Bernstein in a wrestling match (Ted Cruz)

    - It’s the presses’ fault that Trump has to say these things...if the press wasn’t the way it was, Trump would be nicer. Where’s my OAN life preserver (McEnany)

    - My concern meter is rising (Collins)
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