Donald Trump called Angela Merkel ‘stupid’ & called Theresa May ‘weak’

United States President Donald J. Trump meets with Finland's President Sauli Niinisto

Whenever Donald Trump travels, I write it up as a series of “The Idiot Abroad” moron adventures. I do that to keep from crying, honestly. As bad as it feels to be an American watching Trump’s idiocy within our borders, it’s a million times worse to see him interact with foreign leaders or to hear about what goes on during any of his conversations with them. We’ve heard many, many times that his meetings and phone calls with other leaders are often treasonous and awful. In John Bolton’s new book, he details how Trump asked for China’s help to get reelected, and how Trump prefers the company of dictators and fascists. Did you also know that Trump would call democratically elected (female) leaders “weak” and “stupid” in phone calls?

In hundreds of highly classified phone calls with foreign heads of state, President Donald Trump was so consistently unprepared for discussion of serious issues, so often outplayed in his conversations with powerful leaders like Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Erdogan, and so abusive to leaders of America’s principal allies, that the calls helped convince some senior US officials — including his former secretaries of state and defense, two national security advisers and his longest-serving chief of staff — that the President himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States, according to White House and intelligence officials intimately familiar with the contents of the conversations.

…By far the greatest number of Trump’s telephone discussions with an individual head of state were with Erdogan, who sometimes phoned the White House at least twice a week and was put through directly to the President on standing orders from Trump, according to the sources. Meanwhile, the President regularly bullied and demeaned the leaders of America’s principal allies, especially two women: telling Prime Minister Theresa May of the United Kingdom she was weak and lacked courage; and telling German Chancellor Angela Merkel that she was “stupid.”

Trump incessantly boasted to his fellow heads of state, including Saudi Arabia’s autocratic royal heir Mohammed bin Salman and North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un, about his own wealth, genius, “great” accomplishments as President, and the “idiocy” of his Oval Office predecessors, according to the sources. In his conversations with both Putin and Erdogan, Trump took special delight in trashing former Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama and suggested that dealing directly with him — Trump — would be far more fruitful than during previous administrations. “They didn’t know BS,” he said of Bush and Obama — one of several derisive tropes the sources said he favored when discussing his predecessors with the Turkish and Russian leaders.

[From CNN]

Who would have thought, except for literally everyone, that Trump would disrespect our allies so thoroughly and cozy up to autocrats, dictators and murderous pieces of sh-t. This is related to the story about Russia giving bounties to the Taliban for murdering Americans – Trump will not believe American intelligence briefings. He will not believe our NATO allies. He will believe Vladimir Putin. He will choose Putin over our allies any day of the week. And not only will he always choose Putin over our historic allies, he’ll massively disrespect our allies to everyone. Oh, and Trump bitching about George W. Bush and Barack Obama when he’s on the phone to his dictator buddies? My God.

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  1. Leesa says:

    Feeling both “of course he did” and “OMG!” Whoever said there is no floor for Trump had it right. He can, and will, always go lower.

  2. Lilly (with the double-L) says:

    Known woman-hater and fearer, no suprprise. But, I long for a world where our leaders would really surprise me if I heard this type of thing. Also, Bolton can eff off.

  3. Lightpurple says:

    Angela Merkel has a doctorate in quantum chemistry and Trump had her babysitting the blithering idiot Princess Nagini. Our next president is going to have to do so much repair work.

    • Snappyfish says:

      Angela is simply Brilliant. Trump is not even remotely close to her being able to lick the soles of her shoes. He’s that far beneath her. He is deathly afraid of brilliant women. He is a disgrace & a traitor & now we know he knew, HE KNEW, his hero Putin was putting bounties on American Soldiers heads. Anyone & I mean anyone who supports him at this juncture is as guilty of treason as he & his enablers are

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Merkel is so exceptionally intelligent, of course that is what intimidates Trump. It says so much about his insecurity (and sexism) that he would call her stupid.

  4. Sierra says:

    Ofcourse he fears the female leaders, he can’t intimidate them.

    But this is just to divert from the fact that Trump committed treason with this Russian bounty issues.

  5. Priscila Bezerra-Fischer says:

    Merkel´s record speak for herself- and Trump´s.

    Lol at the orange menace!

  6. Thinking says:

    This Trump guy is amazing. He ran on a fluke and won. He must still shake his head that he won. He didnt even care while he ran. He just said every mysoginistic thing that popped up in his head. He sits in the White House !!! I still dont get how this happened. This is the oddest craziest thing. The only thing I can think is he appealled to the marginalised and very poor. The problem with Biden are 2 things. He comes across as extreme white priviledge. This is his biggest issue and his other biggest issue is for every story about Biden there are 15 about Trump. Trump keeps his name in the media with his outrageous behavior. He knows this. He knows his name being blared all over the world media is power. Biden hardly gets a whisper. It is almost like the American media wants him to win again. And I frankly dont think Trump cares if he wins or not. Either way he lives a good life. This is my two cents as an outsider watching all this.

    • Escondista says:

      Trumps election campaign exploited an antiquated electoral system. He lost the vote of the people of the country.
      The GOP in america uses lots of underhanded tactics to win elections – they are amoral to the core and appeal to the irrational fears and thrive on educational failings of white Americans.

  7. MaryContrary says:

    That entire CNN article is horrifying. I read it twice last night because I was so angry. All of the people who were in these positions-from Tillerson to Kelly to Mattis-why the F haven’t they been going to Congress and saying he is unfit for office? The shaking of heads, eye rolling, talking to each other or their aides about how stupid/treasonous he is-it’s not enough! Their duty is to the American people! ARGH.

    • Sean says:

      To think, Andrew McCabe when he was the Deputy Director of the FBI quietly approached the cabinet and inquired if they’d considered invoking the 25th against Trump. Someone snitched to Cheeto Mussolini and McCabe was fired right before his retirement so he couldn’t collect his pension.

  8. Sayrah says:

    Puke. I can’t take it anymore.

  9. KellyRyan says:

    He hates women, and he super hates powerful women. I’ll only give credit to Bolton for a few things, one in Trump’s delusional thinking and behavior the other is in his meeting reveals. The thought he knew in 2019 we were being compromised and did not speak out is collusion. Back to Dumpty and his attitudes toward women. Easy to see why he fixates on Ivanka, she behaves like a little girl seeking daddy’s approval, continually looking at him as she speaks. She has so many, “wayward plans,” to help daddy dearest. Superior Court decisions today on three pending Dumpty filings.

  10. Dragonlady sakura says:

    Trump hates women, especially strong ones who aren’t his favorite daughter. I’m not shocked he’s so disrespectful because he’s a woman hating, racist SOB. I wish more people would put this grifter in his place.

  11. Unpopular says:

    There is only one kind of person he respects – totalitarians. The more ruthless the leader, the better.

    He’s too limited to understand that it is a lot harder for people who reach positions of incredible power and authority to maintain a sense of decency, empathy and humanity.

    Heartless peanut-brained oaf.

  12. Capepopsie says:

    Good grief!
    Lost for words.
    Again.
    Is there no dignity?

  13. Jerusha says:

    Not sure about May, but Merkel could whip #TRE45ON’s flabby ass, both physically and intellectually, with one hand tied behind her back.

  14. waitwhat says:

    Just another day on the preschool playground.

  15. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    I never save any articles because most these days just aren’t very good. Or comprehensive. And they fizzle out completely by the end. I saved this article because not only did it thoroughly and completely validate every gdamn thing I’ve said since the beginning, it swaddled my brain if that makes any sense at all. There are times these past years where I read and take in and immediately shut down. Maybe it’s a lone piece skirting edges but never falling off. Maybe it’s a decent opinion that shares some shit, but so what. Nowadays opinions are not like assholes, they’re more like pores — everyone has millions. The rest have stayed within so-called boundaries with spectacular duplicitous fervor. Everyday I was more depressed than the next.

    This one was satisfying. When I finished, I believed I let out a huge sigh of relief. This is exactly what I knew he was doing every second of every day. Somebody needed to get inside and report his 24/7′s. He’s a blob. He never had one cohesive train of thought. And everything encircles his girth through greasy gravity. He is Jaba. He’s a boil. Think of all the villains. They’re actually better right? They can do shit. Penguin maybe. This stain can’t. Do. Anything. He can’t even have conversations. Calling a high-ranking national leader stupid? Inept? Disgracing predecessors to other nations? Everything he says or does underscores how abysmally pointless he is.

    I’m sorry. I’ve never hated anything like this before.