The President of the United States made one of the decisions of a former White House top official.
Shortly after his inauguration, American President Donald Trump scolded White House employees who did not connect him to Russian President Vladimir Putin when he called.
According to Business Insider, American journalist Peter Bergen told about the incident in his book вЂњTrump and His Generals: The Price of ChaosвЂќ.
He writes that during lunch in Washington on January 27, 2017, British Prime Minister Teresa May asked Trump if he had spoken to Putin, to which he replied negatively.
After that, the U.S. President's National Security Advisor, Michael Flynn, told Trump: вЂњSir, we are now negotiating this conversation. President Putin called a few days ago, but we haven't been able to fit that into your schedule yet.
Trump was so upset that he scolded Flynn right in front of May.
вЂњAre you kidding me? Vladimir Putin tried to call me, and you didn't connect him? What the hell were you thinking?вЂќ вЂ” he said.
Also, according to Peter Bergen, the U.S. president called Putin вЂњthe only person in the world who can destroyвЂќ the United States and later criticized his team's decision to postpone the call.
вЂњHow can it be that I get a call from Putin and you don't connect? I don't know what you guys are doing,вЂќ Trump concluded.
Curiously, shortly after that, on February 13, Michael Flynn resigned because of accusations of concealing the contents of his conversations with Sergei Kislyak, who was then Russia's ambassador to the United States.
Recall that, in addition, in August this year, Donald Trump announced the expediency of Russia's return to the G8. According to him, former U.S. President Barack Obama advocated the removal of Russia from the G8 because Putin's policy was more effective.