Former UK Official Says Trump Had Public Meltdown Over Missed Call From Putin
President Donald Trump lashed out at one of his most senior aides during a meeting with former UK Prime Minister Theresa May over a missed phone call with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to May’s former chief of staff.
- The Independent reported Thursday that former No 10 official Nick Timothy made the revelation while speaking on the What Were They Thinking? Podcast.
- Timothy said Trump’s rant about the missed call took place “right in front” of May as he exploded in anger at former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.
“Somebody just mentioned in passing that Vladimir Putin had asked for a call with him, and right in front us he absolutely shouted down Mike Flynn,” he said.
“Like really shouted. This was at a formal dinner with butlers and fancy crockery – and he was properly shouting at him down the table.”
Mr Timothy said the president yelled: “If Putin wants a call with me you just put him through.”
- The former officials said the “whole thing was very a strange experience,” adding that it was “not especially reassuring about the state of [Trump’s] mind, or the stability of decision-making in the White House.”