CNN: Trump Was ‘Near Sadistic’ In Phone Calls With Female World Leaders
President Trump reportedly has been “near sadistic” in phone calls with female world leaders like former UK Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, according to a CNN report.
- The president maintained amicable “chummy” relations with male leaders but turned “near sadistic” with those who are women, according to CNN’s sources.
- The president was reportedly dangerously underprepared for the meetings, with other leaders seeing him as a threat to the United States’ own national security.
Business Insider reported:
"He'd get agitated about something with Theresa May, then he'd get nasty with her on the phone call," one source told CNN. "It's the same interaction in every setting — coronavirus or Brexit — with just no filter applied."
"The calls caused former top Trump deputies — including national security advisers H.R. McMaster and John Bolton, Defense Secretary James Mattis, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, and White House chief of staff John Kelly, as well as intelligence officials — to conclude that the President was often 'delusional,' as two sources put it, in his dealings with foreign leaders," [CNN’s Carl] Bernstein wrote.
- Trump reportedly called Merkel “stupid” and accused her of being in the pocket of Russia.
- May was taken aback by the president’s crassness, while Merkel seemed unphased.