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'Two Guys in a Steam Bath': Media Claims About Trump's Phone Calls With Putin Set Twitter Ablaze

CC0 / The White House / President Donald Trump talks on the phone aboard Air Force One during a flight to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address a joint gathering of House and Senate Republicans, Thursday, January 26, 2017 (File photo).
President Donald Trump talks on the phone aboard Air Force One during a flight to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to address a joint gathering of House and Senate Republicans, Thursday, January 26, 2017 (File photo). - Sputnik International
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The new revelations about Trump's phone calls quickly attracted the attention of the president's critics who proceeded to bash and berate him over his alleged conduct.

Heated discussions have erupted online after a number of insiders familiar with the contents of US President Donald Trump's phone conversations with foreign heads of state offered rather unflattering accounts of how POTUS allegedly conducted himself during those calls, according to a CNN report penned by legendary journalist Carl Bernstein of Watergate fame.

According to the report, two sources said the calls led Trump's former "top deputies", such as national security adviser John Bolton and Defense Secretary James Mattis, to "conclude that the President was often 'delusional'... in his dealings with foreign leaders".

One unnamed "high-level administration official” allegedly said that Russian President Vladimir Putin "just outplays" Trump, with one source even describing some conversations between the two world leaders as sounding like "two guys in a steam bath".

This imagery apparently left an impression on some social media users.

The report also mentioned that "one person familiar with almost all the conversations with the leaders of Russia, Turkey, Canada, Australia and western Europe described the calls cumulatively as 'abominations' so grievous to US national security interests that if members of Congress heard from witnesses to the actual conversations or read the texts and contemporaneous notes, even many senior Republican members would no longer be able to retain confidence in the President".

These revelations have quickly attracted the attention of Trump's critics online, bashing the US president and mocking his performance.

Some, however, argued that the claims in the article were made by anonymous sources, and described it as a "hit piece" and "fake news".

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