President Elect Donald J Trump said during an exclusive interview for the Sunday Times that “we should be ready to trust Putin” and “I’ll do a deal with Britain”.
In case you’re not getting the full picture, let me put Donald Trump’s declaration into perspective: the Russian foreign ministry spokesperson just slammed Obama’s illiterate foreign policy team as a bunch of geopolitical losers, saying that Barack Obama still has a few days left to destroy the world and described his actions as two-terms POTUS as having dealt a crushing blow to America’s leadership and prestige.
In this context, with Russians counting the days until Donald’s official inauguration, Trump’s desire to rekindle good diplomatic relations with Russia must make the Kremlin very happy and smiling.
About Russia, Donald Trump told The Sunday Times that he will start his mandate by trusting Vladimir Putin (and Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel by the way), but that’s not a given, as it may not last long if these two will fail to cooperate.
Trump added that the new US administration is ready to close a deal with President Putin with regard to nuclear weapons reduction and in return, US economical sanctions on Russia may be lifted.
“They have sanctions on Russia — let’s see if we can make some good deals with Russia. For one thing, I think nuclear weapons should be way down and reduced very substantially, that’s part of it.”
However, President Elect was critical about the Russian military intervention in Syria, as it led to a terrible humanitarian situation. Trump also blasted Germany’s Chancellor Merkel catastrophic mistake referring to her decision of letting over one million illegal migrants into the European Union, whilst saying that the EU was transformed into a vehicle for Germany’s interests.
During the interview, Trump said that he loves the UK and he offered a rapid trade deal with Britain in the immediate aftermath of the actual Brexit, thus helping making it a great thing as he puts it.
Donald Trump believes that more countries will follow UK’s example and they’ll vote to leave the European Union, whose integrity was critically damaged by the migrant crisis which is currently underway.
“I do believe this, if they [EU countries] hadn’t been forced to take in all of the refugees, so many, with all the problems that it . . . entails, I think that you wouldn’t have a Brexit. It probably could have worked out but this was the final straw, this was the final straw that broke the camel’s back.
“I think people want . . . their own identity, so if you ask me . . . I believe others will leave.
“I think it’s very tough.People, countries want their own identity and the UK wanted its own identity. I will be meeting with [Mrs May].
She’s requesting a meeting and we’ll have a meeting right after I get into the White House and it’ll be, I think we’re gonna get something done very quickly.”
Source: The Sunday Times