Trump was “humiliating and bullying” towards former UK prime minister Theresa May, in a series of phone calls, according to a CNN report.
Sources familiar with Trump’s calls with world leaders say he used his most “vicious” attacks on women world leaders like May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Trump called May a “fool” and lambasted her handling of Brexit and other issues.
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Donald Trump subjected former UK Prime Minister Theresa May to “humiliating and bullying” phone calls in which he called her a “fool,” according to a new report.
A report for CNN by renowned reporter Carl Bernstein, which quotes sources familiar with Trump’s calls with world leaders, says the president was “near-sadistic” when talking to female counterparts, and saved his “most vicious attacks” for leaders like May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Trump called May a “fool” and was “humiliating and bullying” towards her whilst lambasting her handling of Brexit, immigration, and NATO, Bernstein reports
“He’d get agitated about something with Theresa May, then he’d get nasty with her on the phone call,” a source familiar with their phone calls said.
Trump was publicly critical of May’s handling of Brexit during her time as UK prime minister from 2016 to 2019.
In July 2018, he said May’s plans for relatively close trading ties with the European Union would “kill” hopes of a trade deal with the US. May in the same month said Trump had told her to sue the EU, rather than negotiate with the bloc.
John Bolton, who served as Trump’s national security adviser during May’s time in office, in his upcoming memoirs says the UK’s exit from the European Union was “disastrously mishandled” by May’s government.
While Merkel was calm when dealing with Trump, May seemed …read more
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