Washington (QNN)- A new clip from an interview with Bob Woodward has revealed US President Donald Trump saying that his relationships with world leaders are better “the tougher and meaner they are.
“I get along very well with Erdogan, even though you’re not supposed to because everyone says, ‘What a horrible guy.’ But, you know, for me it works out good,” Trump told Woodward in a clip released on NBC’s “Today”.
“It’s funny, the relationships I have, the tougher and meaner they are, the better I get along with them. You’ll explain that to me someday, ok? But maybe it’s not a bad thing. The easy ones I maybe don’t like as much or don’t get along with as much.”
Woodward responded telling NBC that Trump controls foreign relations unilaterally depending on his personal attitudes.
“The president controls foreign relations unilaterally”, said Woodward. “He decides, and he has decided, oh, I’m going to get along with Putin, I’m going to get along with the crown prince of Saudi Arabia, MBS, and I’m going to try to get along with Kim Jong-un, the leader of North Korea.”
“He is the face of the United States to the world. And he has said, hey look, I get along with these bad guys but not the good guys.”
Woodward’s new book “Rage” comes out on Tuesday. It features nine hours of interviews from 18 phone calls he had with Trump from December to July, as well as interviews with unnamed White House aides.