President Trump had a one-hour phone conversation with Russian President Putin on May 3, 2019, and according to Trump it was a productive conversation. This is how President described the call in a tweet today.
“Very good call yesterday with President Putin of Russia. Tremendous potential for a good/great relationship with Russia, despite what you read and see in the Fake News Media. Look how they have misled you on Russia Collusion. The World can be a better and safer place. Nice!”
The conversation started like this:
President Trump: Greetings, Comrade Vladimir, I’ve called to apologize for the way the fake news and some members of the democratic party have drug your good reputation through the mud. President Trump said that he and Russian President Vladimir Putin went on to discuss special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The President’s comments on that subject were a mixture of amusement and deference to President Putin:
President Trump: “We discussed, he sort of smiled when he said something to the effect that it started off as a mountain and it ended up being a mouse, but he knew that, because he knew there was no collusion whatsoever, so pretty much that’s what it was.”
We may never know whether the mixed metaphor (mountain & mouse) quoted here is the fault of Putin or Trump. Could be that Putin rejected the overused metaphor, Mountain vs moll hill because it has a special connotation for his kind.
Why shouldn’t I side with the Russian President over the objection of my military and intelligence people on this matter the President went on to say. Putin told me he didn’t do it and I believe him – because Putin has proved himself to be an Honorable Man – as much so as Brutus was! The important thing is that Putin and I agree there was no Russian interference in the 2016 Presidential and we further agree that the Special Counsel’s investigation was a witch hunt and a total hoax from the beginning – even though the report was thorough enough to exonerate both of us of all accusations.
According to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Trump and Putin spoke very briefly spoke about special counsel Robert Mueller’s conclusion not to charge the Trump campaign with conspiring with Russia to interfere in the 2016 election.
Sanders: “The conversation was essentially in the context that it’s over and there was no collusion, which I’m pretty sure both leaders were both very well aware of long before this call took place.” Sure they did, Sarah, but thanks for reminding us of that.
With the Press Secretary’s reputation for demonstrating honesty and integrity as the Presidents spokesperson, her statement should help tamp down concerns about what was actually said during the call between Trump and Putin.
This was the exchange when a reporter asked President Trump about whether he discussed the problem that the Russians might interfere in the 2020 Presidential election:
Reporter: “Mr. President, did you tell him not to meddle in the next election?”
The President: “Excuse me, I’m talking, I’m answering this question. You are very rude. So, we had a good conversation about several different things”.
When asked again about Russian interference in future U.S. elections, Trump said: “We didn’t discuss that.” Why should President Trump object to anyone’s interference in the 2020 Presidential election – when he knows that the interference will help him get elected?
The phone conversation ended on a friendly note with President Trump insuring President Putin that he had his back – if anyone in in the US government tried to meddle in attempts by the Russian government to interfere with the 2020 Presidential election – if the interference would be to help Trump win. President Putin assured him that he was on President Trump’s side and that he appreciated the good will expressed by Trump.
What’s next with these two – Phone Sex?