Dec 15 2017

Xi Jinping, Erdogan, Putin, “they’re all the same guy” - Trump aide

President Donald Trump admires presidents Xi Jinping of China, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Vladimir Putin the most in the world, the Washington Post reported citing a Trump adviser.

“They’re all the same guy,” said the adviser, who wasn’t named by the newspaper.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel never suited Trump. Senior White House aides witnessed him stand up and walk into an adjoining bathroom when he was briefed on the issues that Merkel was likely to raise during an impending meeting, the Washington Post said.

Trump left the bathroom door open and instructed National Security Adviser Gen. HM McMaster to raise his voice and continue talking, according to officials familiar with the incident.