White House Leaks

Trump Stumbles Through Call With Putin

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The details of a call with a foreign leader have been leaked yet again and this may be the most concerning leak yet.

Trump reportedly spoke to Vladimir Putin who wanted to discuss an extension of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), but Trump didn't even know what it was.

When Putin raised the possibility of extending the 2010 treaty, known as New START, Trump paused to ask his aides in an aside what the treaty was, these sources said.

Trump then told Putin the treaty was one of several bad deals negotiated by the Obama administration, saying that New START favored Russia. Trump also talked about his own popularity, the sources said.

I don't want to walk too far out on a limb, but for the first time I can imagine a scenario in which Vladimir Putin regrets his efforts to elect Trump.

Can't you imagine Putin hanging up the phone, glancing at his advisers, and saying 'this guy is a fucking idiot?'

Putin may be able to get away with far more under Trump than he could under Clinton, but Clinton is at least capable of forming coherent thoughts and speaking in complete sentences.

You can't talk to Trump. He's a demented pair of flapping lips that spit out nonsensical talking points. Trump makes other dictators look like savants.

  • Christopher Foxx

    Trump then told Putin the treaty was one of several bad deals negotiated by the Obama administration,

    I don’t know why Trump would need to ask his aides in an aside what the START treaty was. It’s not like he would have told Putin anything else.

    “Something Obama negotiated = bad deal” is the entirety of Trump’s understanding of anything.

  • Christopher Foxx

    Trump also talked about his own popularity, the sources said.

    Pretty sure that sentence gets added on to the description of ANY conversation with Trump.

  • Georgie
  • Aynwrong

    Ya know, I’ve been since Nov 8th afraid that we elected Martin Sheen’s fascistic thug from The Dead Zone. The one who starts a nuclear war in a fit of messianic rage. But now I’m guessing that would be more of a Ted Cruz presidency.

    Now I’m afraid we have as our great & fearless leader a man who might start a nuclear war accidentally because he confuses the Nuclear Football with a Latte machine.
    https://youtu.be/L1CxlyMoFRs

    Heaven. Help. Us. All.

    • Christopher Foxx

      since Nov 8th afraid that we elected Martin Sheen’s fascistic thug from The Dead Zone

      Yeah, that comparison has been occurring to me for a while as well.

  • 1933john

    Trump could fuck-up a soup sandwich!

  • Scopedog

    Well, there it is…

    And those who clung to this all through last year:

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/27ebde744d73f910c9b450ad74297392d8a297cc5fb23bc0166c80ea96d14a72.gif

    ….Kindly go and fuck off.

  • muselet

    Sweet mother of pearl, what an imbecile.

    It is at moments like this that I am reminded of the words of Jayne Cobb:

    We’re gonna explode? I don’t wanna explode!

    If anyone needs me, I’ll be over here, hiding under the bed.

    –alopecia

    • Aynwrong

      This is all so, interesting…

      https://youtu.be/PBEUQSpRvSI

      • muselet

        You’ve out-nerded me. Well played.

        –alopecia

    • Christopher Foxx

      If anyone needs me, I’ll be over here, hiding under the bed.

      But only for a little while. Then be over there calling/writing to your Congressfolks and preparing for the next demonstration.