White House Leaks

Trump Rants About Stupid Shit in Call to French President

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

The stream of leaks from the White House continues as Politico reports the details a phone conservation between Trump and French President Francois Hollande.

Their conservation apparently wasn't very productive because Trump spent a majority of the call rambling about stupid shit.

At one point, Trump declared that the French can continue protecting NATO, but that the U.S. “wants our money back,” the official said, adding that Trump seemed to be “obsessing over money."

“It was a difficult conversation, because he talks like he’s speaking publicly,” the official said. “It's not the usual way heads of state speak to each other. He speaks with slogans and the conversation was not completely organized.”

So there you have it. If you were somehow under the impression that Trump speaks differently in private than he does publicly, you were mistaken. His "conversations," if you could even call them that, with other world leaders appear to be not unlike his rambling stump speeches.

At this point, most of the world has undoubtedly concluded that our president is an unhinged moron.

  • Christopher Foxx

    It’s not the usual way heads of state speak to each other. He speaks with slogans

    This is not a surprise. Slogans is all Trump’s ever had.

    “There’ll be so much winning.”
    “We’re going to replace it with something great.”
    “secret plan to destroy ISIS”
    “got the best words”
    and so on. Not once, during the campaign or since, has he ever expressed a thought that extended beyond what would fit on a bumper sticker.

  • Scopedog

    At this point, most of the world has undoubtedly concluded that our president is an unhinged moron.

    To be fair, I think they concluded that last year during the campaign.

    But of course, over here…the MSM was too busy chasing after emails, the GOP was too busy sticking their tongues up Trump’s crack, and the far Left was too busy jumping into Lake Purity and claiming that Hillary was so much worse.

  • muselet

    President Donald Trump spent much of a recent phone call with French President Francois Hollande veering off into rants about the U.S. getting shaken down by other countries, according to a senior official with knowledge of the call, creating an awkward interaction with a critical U.S. ally.

    While the Hollande call Jan. 28 did touch on pressing matters between the two countries — namely the fight against the Islamic State — Trump also used the exchange to vent about his personal fixations, including his belief that the United States is being taken advantage of by China and international bodies like NATO, the official said.

    Predictable, that. When it comes to staying laser-focused on grievances, Donald Trump is in a class of his own.

    And I find it very hard to believe the authors’ tongues were deeply in their cheeks when they wrote this:

    Still, not all of Trump’s phone calls have gone off the rails.

    I wonder, how many world leaders will be ducking Trump’s calls in future?

    –alopecia

  • Aynwrong

    Someday (assuming the free world survives) there’s going to be flood of memoirs from today’s current world leaders not named Putin and I’m hoping that they will describe the conversations they had with Trump in detail. I’m also guessing that “unhinged moron” will be putting it very lightly indeed.

  • ninjaf

    U! S! A!
    U! S! A!
    U! S! A!

    Or, more precisely…
    ‘Murica!
    ‘Murica!
    ‘Murica!

    • Nefercat

      Even more precisely…

      We! Are! Doomed!
      We! Are! Doomed!
      We! Are! Doomed!