The Evening Standard

US President Donald Trump called Theresa May ‘weak’ and Angela Merkel ’stupid’ in phone calls - reports

June 30, 2020

It’s reported Donald Trump called Theresa May "weak" and Angela Merkel "stupid" in a phone call to the then British prime minister and German leader respectively.

Two sources have also claimed the US president was often so unprepared and "outplayed" in conversations with world leaders that senior White House officials feared he posed a danger to US national security. According to a CNN report published on Monday by the Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein, some of Mr Trump's former top officials, determined that he was often "delusional" in his dealings with foreign leaders.

After publication of the report, White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Matthews said Mr Trump was a "world class negotiator who’s consistently furthered America's interests on the world stage".