'Two guys in a steam bath': Trump praises himself on phone calls with Putin, according to a CNN reportGet the Full StoryAssociated Press Evan Vucci
Sources within the Trump administration said the president was "inordinately solicitous of Putin's admiration and seemingly seeking his approval," according to CNN's Carl Bernstein.
Two US officials said Trump had "naively elevated" Russia "to almost parity with the United States."
"He's playing with something he doesn't understand," one official said, "and he's giving them power that they would use aggressively ."
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President Donald Trump seems desperate to win the approval of Russian strongman Vladimir Putin, anonymous US officials told CNN, with one source describing calls between the leaders as "two guys in a steam bath."
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