Former President Donald Trump has offered a piece of advice to his successor Joe Biden before his summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week, wishing Biden good luck in negotiating with the strongman.
“Good luck to Biden in dealing with President Putin—don’t fall asleep during the meeting, and please give him my warmest regards!,” Trump said in a statement on Save America PAC on Thursday, June 10.
The statement came before Biden is scheduled to meet Putin next Wednesday, June 16, in Geneva, Switzerland, as part of his broader trip to Europe that includes a meeting with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the G-7 Summit in the UK, and a NATO summit later next week.
In his statement, Trump reminisced on his summit with Putin in Helsinki, Finland, in 2018, which he described as “a great and productive meeting.”
“Despite the belated Fake News portrayal of the meeting, the United States won much, including the respect of President Putin and Russia,” Trump said of his summit.
“Because of the phony Russia, Russia, Russia Hoax, made-up and paid for by the Democrats and Crooked Hillary Clinton, the United States was put at a disadvantage—a disadvantage that was nevertheless overcome by me,” Trump wrote.
The former president said it is obvious he chooses to trust Putin over former U.S. intelligence officials from the Obama era, including former FBI Director James Comey, former Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, former agents Lisa Page and Peter Strzok, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.
“As to who do I trust, they asked, Russia or our “Intelligence” from the Obama era, meaning people like Comey, McCabe, the two lovers, Brennan, Clapper, and numerous other sleezebags, or Russia, the answer, after all that has been found out and written, should be obvious,” Trump wrote. “Our government has rarely had such lowlifes as these working for it.”
Trump gave advice to Biden amid the concerns of his gaffes and the diplomatic problems. According to the White House, in their meeting next week, Biden and Putin are expected to talk about a range of issues, including nuclear proliferation, climate change, and the COVID-19 pandemic.
Biden is also expected to press Putin on alleged human rights violations in Russia and cyber attacks on the U.S. Meanwhile, Putin is expected to respond by decrying Biden of the “persecution” of Trump supporters charged in the Jan. 6 riot on the Capitol.
The tension between the U.S. and Russia emerged again after Biden took office and threatened that Putin would “pay a price” for his government’s surreptitious activities. He also claimed that Putin was a murderer.
Kremlin spokesperson said that Biden’s remarks were “very bad,” claiming that the U.S. president “definitely doesn’t want to normalize relations” between two countries.