US President Donald Trump called Russian and Chinese colleagues Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping вЂњgrandmasters in politics.вЂќ He expressed this opinion on the air of the Fox News channel.
He noted that his rival in the presidential elections, Democrat Joe Biden if he wins, will not be able to work with them on an equal footing since he is not the same grandmaster.
On August 18, Trump has already called Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping вЂњworld-class chess players.вЂќ Then in the same row, he put the leader of North Korea Kim Jong-un and the President of Turkey Recep Erdogan.
Earlier, former US national security adviser John Bolton spoke about Trump's вЂњshocking confidenceвЂќ in Putin. According to him, at the meeting of the presidents in Helsinki, he and other administration officials were amazed at the way the leader talked to Putin: they tried to explain why the press in Washington was unhappy with this, but the president seemed to refuse to understand this. вЂњThe president didnвЂ™t seem to understand that people might not like the way he equated what Putin was telling him with what the intelligence community was saying,вЂќ Bolton said.