RUDE TRUMP LANGUAGE WITH MERKEL STUMPS GERMAN OFFICIALS
President Donald Trump's phone conversations with German Chancellor Angela Merkel were "so unusual" that German officials were prompted to keep them under wraps, CNN reported Monday.
Sources told CNN that Trump disparaged Merkel in a "very aggressive" manner and near-sadistic fashion, calling her "stupid," and accusing her of "being in the pocket of the Russians," Lauren Frias reported for Business Insider on June 30, 2020.
"He's toughest [in the phone calls] with those he looks at as weaklings and weakest with the ones he ought to be tough with," a source told seasoned journalist Carl Bernstein, who broke the news through CNN. Though extraordinary measures were taken in response to Trump's conversations with Merkel, the German chancellor took the US president's comments "like water off a duck's back," a source told CNN, meaning she never took him seriously despite the nasty language and rude delivery.
Merkel fired off facts to fend off Trump’s illogical and irrational rant after the German leader said she would not attend the G-7 meeting in the US that Trump is hosting. In response, Trump slashed the number of US soldiers stationed in Germany.