Former President Donald Trump issued an enraged statement on Thursday criticizing Carol Leonnig and Philip Rucker’s new book “I Alone Can Fix It.”
He slammed the book’s coverage of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) expressing concern that he would use nuclear weapons after the election, referring to her as a “known nut job.”
Just in: Trump weighs in on our new reporting in I ALONE CAN FIX IT about Pelosi’s private conversation with Milley about fears Trump would launch nuclear weapons in his harrowing final days in office. pic.twitter.com/ed2MOg6KC9
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) July 15, 2021
“I was the one that got us out of wars, not into wars,” wrote Trump. “And I was the one who got respect for our Country again, not like now when the leaders of the entire World are laughing at us. They didn’t laugh when I was there!”
Following Trump’s remarks, an old video of the former president giving a speech at the United Nations was recirculated, in which global dignitaries literally laughed at him after he said, “In less than two years, my administration has accomplished more than almost any administration in the history of our country.”
All of this while the story of the Kremlin files broke yesterday, with documents purporting to show that Vladimir Putin personally authorized a secret, multi-agency intelligence operation to help Trump win the US presidential election in 2016.
Upon further examination of the materials, it emerges that the plot was presented as fully defensive.
Trump’s personality defects and “inferiority complex” are cited in the papers as reasons why he would be ideal for weakening the US negotiation position.
The documents indicate that evidence of Trump’s shortcomings was gathered through surveillance and observation of his past travels to Russia.
In a closed session of Russia’s national security council, Vladimir Putin personally authorized a secret intelligence agency operation to promote a “mentally unstable” Donald Trump in the 2016 US presidential election, according to the stolen documents.
The major meeting, according to the files, took place on January 22, 2016, and was attended by the Russian president, his espionage chiefs, and senior ministries.
They agreed that a Trump presidency would aid Moscow in achieving its strategic objectives, including “social turmoil” in the United States and a weakened negotiation stance for the American president.
Russia’s three espionage agencies were urged to find practical measures to back Trump in a decree that appeared to bear Putin’s signature.
Trump had already established himself as the Republican Party’s frontrunner in the primary process at this point.
Independent specialists have examined the documents and concluded that they appear to be genuine. The minor elements look to be correct.
The entire tone and emphasis, according to reports, are compatible with Kremlin security thinking.
The response from the Kremlin was dismissive.
When questioned, Dmitri Peskov, Putin’s spokesman, said the concept that Russian leaders convened in early 2016 and planned to assist Trump was “fantastic pulp fiction.”
The report, labeled “No 32-04 vd,” is a top-secret document. Trump is the “most promising candidate,” according to the Kremlin. Perspektivny is the Russian word for this.
In a quick psychological assessment, Trump is described as an “impulsive, mentally unstable, and unbalanced individual who suffers from an inferiority complex.”
According to the dossier, there is also apparent proof that the Kremlin has kompromat, or potentially compromising material, on Trump, which was acquired during his prior “non-official visits to Russian Federation territory.”