Wednesday, November 14, 2018

In Phone Call, Trump Blasted Theresa May

From The Washington Post:
As he jetted to Paris last Friday, President Trump received a congratulatory phone call aboard Air Force One.
British Prime Minister Theresa May was calling to celebrate the Republican Party’s wins in the midterm elections — never mind that Democrats seized control of the House — but her appeal to the American president’s vanity was met with an ornery outburst.

Trump berated May for Britain not doing enough, in his assessment, to contain Iran. He questioned her over Brexit and complained about the trade deals he sees as unfair with European countries. May has endured Trump’s churlish temper before, but still her aides were shaken by his especially foul mood, according to U.S. and European officials briefed on the conversation.
This somehow seems more odd than his other dealings with foreign officials. It was a private conversation not for public show. It appears to be action bordering on instability which only suggests more erratic moves ahead from the president.


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