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UK News Donald Trump's calls to world leaders revealed in astonishing leak to Watergate's Bernstein: He and Vladimir Putin are like 'two guys in a steam bath,' he trashes Obama AND Bush as 'don't know BS,' and called Angela Merkel 'stupid' and Theresa May weak

12:51  30 june  2020
12:51  30 june  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Trump allegedly called Merkel ' stupid ' to her face and his phone calls were described by German officials as 'very aggressive'. He also took a 'personally demeaning' tone with Merkel in a row over Germany' s NATO payments. German sources said the calls were so extraordinary that special steps

"They didn' t know BS ," he said of Bush and Obama -- one of several derisive tropes the sources He ' s toughest [in the phone calls ] with those he looks at as weaklings and weakest with the ones he The official described Trump ' s behavior with Merkel in the calls as "very aggressive" and said that

  Donald Trump's calls to world leaders revealed in astonishing leak to Watergate's Bernstein: He and Vladimir Putin are like 'two guys in a steam bath,' he trashes Obama AND Bush as 'don't know BS,' and called Angela Merkel 'stupid' and Theresa May weak © Getty 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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President Donald Trump ' s phone calls with world leaders have reportedly made multiple officials believe A report published on Monday claimed that he spoke to German Chancellor Angela Merkel in a Phone calls between Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin were ' like two guys in a

The CNN report alleges Trump called Merkel " stupid " to her face and his phone calls to the German leader were "very "Some of the things he said to Angela Merkel are just unbelievable: he called her ' stupid Two sources said Trump seems "delusional" during the calls , which included regular contact with Trump would cast shade on former presidents in the calls with Erdogan and Putin , claim the

a man and a woman dressed in a suit and tie: President Donald Trump characterized his predecessors as 'imbeciles' and weaklings' during private calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a new report by Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein © Provided by Daily Mail President Donald Trump characterized his predecessors as 'imbeciles' and weaklings' during private calls with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to a new report by Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein Trump also told Theresa May she was 'weak' and called German leader Angela Merkel 'stupid' to her face in a series of 'demeaning' encounters with female leaders, the report claims. 

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Trump's 'demeaning' attacks on female leaders May and Merkel

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The president told former UK prime minister Theresa May that she was weak and lacked courage and would 'get nasty with her' on the phone, one of Bernstein's sources said. 

Trump is also said to have called her a 'fool' and said her approach to Brexit, NATO and immigration was 'spineless'. 

One source said Trump had deliberately 'intimidated' May who became 'flustered and nervous' in response. 

Donald Trump, Theresa May are posing for a picture: Donald Trump told former UK prime minister Theresa May (pictured together on a presidential visit to London in 2019) that she was weak and lacked courage, it is claimed © Provided by Daily Mail Donald Trump told former UK prime minister Theresa May (pictured together on a presidential visit to London in 2019) that she was weak and lacked courage, it is claimed By contrast, German chancellor Angela Merkel remained calm in the face of Trump's aggression when they met at the White House in 2018 and 'countered his bluster' on the phone by reciting facts, the report says. 

Trump allegedly called Merkel 'stupid' to her face and his phone calls were described by German officials as 'very aggressive'. He also took a 'personally demeaning' tone with Merkel in a row over Germany's NATO payments. 

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German sources said the calls were so extraordinary that special steps had been taken in Berlin to keep them secret. 

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The revelations about the calls are contained in a deeply sourced – though thinly quoted – account by legendary Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein.   

Trump won office in 2016 despite media criticism of his repeated praise for Putin, even as Russia was revealed by U.S. intelligence to be orchestrating an election interference and hacking campaign.

They are part of a web of Trump calls to the leaders of Australia, Turkey, Canada, Australia and western European countries during his presidency that officials who see call transcripts describe as 'abominations.'

In addition to repeatedly building up his own wealth, as he has done repeatedly in public, Trump would revel in his time running the Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, according to the account. 

Trump had touted a meeting with Putin at the event, although it evidently never happened. 

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A source trashed the calls, saying that while Putin destabilizes the West, Trump 'sits there and thinks he can build himself up enough as a businessman and tough guy that Putin will respect him.'

The report came out Monday, days after the New York Times reported that Trump was briefed on intelligence that Moscow had paid a bounty to Taliban elements for killings of American soldiers. 

The White House on Monday denied Trump was briefed about the reported program.

Trump was described as solicitous of Putin in the calls. Putin is known as a crafty former KGB operator who often holds back in televised encounters with counterparts. 

Two sources said Trump seems 'delusional' on his foreign leader calls, which included frequent contact with Turkey's dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan - who would allegedly be fast-tracked through to Trump when he called the White House.  

White House aides even grew alarmed that Turkish security agents were following Trump's movements so that Erdogan would know when to call.  

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Erdogan's hotline to Trump 

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie: Trump had regular calls with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pictured together at the White House in November last year) © Provided by Daily Mail Trump had regular calls with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (pictured together at the White House in November last year) Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan was fast-tracked through to Trump when he called the White House, it is claimed.

Erdogan bypassed the usual protocols on Trump's orders - and even reached the president on the golf course.

White House aides even feared that Turkish security agents in the US were observing Trump's schedule so that Erdogan would know when to call.  

In their conversations, Erdogan exploited Trump's lack of knowledge about the Middle East and 'took him to the cleaners', sources say. 

But Trump would also rage at Erdogan over trade and the fate of a US pastor who was arrested in Turkey.

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Trump would go after his U.S. predecessors in the calls with Erdogan and Putin, who have both used political power to crush dissent. 

'They didn't know BS,' Trump said of nemesis Barack Obama and George W. Bush.

Trump's calls included frequent derisive comments directly to prominent female national leaders – including German Chancelor Angela Merkel, who has topped the Forbes list of the world's most powerful women.

'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,' according to a source.  

The president's aggressive calls with May and Merkel were 'near-sadistic,' according to a source for the story.  

The calls with Merkel were deemed so unusual that German officials listening in Berlin kept their contents within a tight group. 

'It's just a small circle of people who are involved and the reason, the main reason, is that they are indeed problematic,' a source told Bernstein.  

Former chief of staff John Kelly has called the calls damaging to national security in private conversations, according to the report. 

However, Merkel is said to have remained unruffled - replying to Trump's 'bluster' with a calm statement of facts. 

Trump has repeatedly gone after Merkel publicly over a planned Nord Stream pipeline to pump gas from Russia to Germany. 

Trump has also blasted Germany for failing to meet a 2 per cent NATO commitment on defense spending, which Trump calls 'dues.' 

Earlier this month Trump announced that he was ordering a major reduction in U.S. troop strength in Germany, cutting the number of soldiers from around 34,000 to only 25,000.  

Scott Morrison, Donald Trump standing next to a person wearing a suit and tie: Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was regularly 'bullied' and disparaged during calls with Trump, according to the report © Provided by Daily Mail Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was regularly 'bullied' and disparaged during calls with Trump, according to the report

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Trump outmaneuvered by 'chess master' Putin 

Trump tries to make Vladimir Putin respect him by touting his own wealth and intelligence but is constantly 'outplayed' by the Russian leader, the report says.

White House staff were left 'flabbergasted' by Trump's manner in phone calls with Putin in which he would constantly seek his counterpart's approval.  

One official compared Putin to a chess grandmaster and Trump to an occasional player of checkers. 

Aides said Trump was 'playing with something he doesn't understand' by giving Russia - seen as a declining power - a 'legitimacy they never had'. 

Trump's relationship with Putin has long been the subject of criticism, especially in 2018 when he contradicted his own intelligence agencies by accepting Putin's denials of election meddling.  

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Trump's conversations with former British Prime Minister Theresa May were described as 'humiliating and bullying.'

Among other things, the president disparaged the PM over her 'spineless' approach to Brexit - the issue which dominated May's three-year premiership. He also said May was weak and lacked courage.  

May's encounters with Trump would leave her flustered and intimidated, in contrast to the calm Merkel, the report says. 

May was the first foreign leader to meet Trump after his inauguration in 2017, and the famous image of the two leaders holding hands at the White House appeared to signal a close relationship.  

However, Trump became increasingly critical of May and Britain - rebuking her publicly in 2017 after she criticized him for retweeting the far-right group Britain First. 

Shortly before May's resignation last year, Trump attacked her again for ignoring his advice on Brexit and going 'her own foolish way'. May had previously revealed that Trump advised her to sue the EU.   

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Trump's verbal 'whippings' to Macron 

Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron are posing for a picture: Trump dished out verbal 'whippings' to Emmanuel Macron (pictured together in France last year) after becoming irritated at the French leader's constant calls, the report says © Provided by Daily Mail Trump dished out verbal 'whippings' to Emmanuel Macron (pictured together in France last year) after becoming irritated at the French leader's constant calls, the report says Trump dished out verbal 'whippings' to Emmanuel Macron after becoming irritated at the French leader's constant calls, the report says. 

Macron made repeated calls to Washington to try and persuade Trump to change his mind on key issues such as Iran. 

Sources say that Macron, who became French president four months into Trump's term, was the most prolific caller after Erdogan. 

But Macron would get 'nowhere' on the policy issues and instead face a lecture from Trump about NATO or immigration, aides said.

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Meanwhile, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison was regularly 'bullied' and disparaged in a hostile and aggressive way during calls with Trump, along with Mr Macron and Mr Trudeau, according to the report.

Sources said calls with the Australian prime minister, as well as those with the leaders of the UK, France, Germany, Australia and Canada, typically began with Trump establishing a grievance.

'With almost every problem, all it takes [in his phone calls] is someone asking him to do something as President on behalf of the United States and he doesn't see it that way, he goes to being ripped off,' a US official said. 

A spokesman for Morrison denied the claims, saying: 'The Prime Minister has only ever had polite, respectful and positive calls with the President'. 

Morrison was recently among the few world leaders to voice sympathy with Trump over his criticisms of the World Health Organization, although he stopped short of pulling funds from the WHO as Trump has done.   

Sources said there are records of the calls taken by professional notetakers, along with voice-generated computer texts.

Detailed notes of Trump's call with the president of Ukraine became a prime feature of his impeachment. 

Trump said the call was 'perfect,' but Democrats blasted him for trying to pressure a government to investigate his political rival. 

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