Saturday 24 June 2017

Putin has asked for dossier on Trump's psychological state which has declared him 'naive' and a 'risk-taker'

Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin

A dossier on Donald Trump's psychological makeup is being prepared for Russian President Vladimir Putin and its preliminary conclusions have categorised the president was "naive".

According to NBC news that initial conclusions from those working on the report has assessed the former reality star as someone who is naive and a risk-taker. 

The president "doesn't understand fully who is Mr. Putin — he is a tough guy," former Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Fedorov told NBC News.

The file is being compiled by retired diplomats and some of Putin's staff, he added.

The file will be used to help Putin plan for his first meeting with America's new leader, the date for which is yet to be decided.

There is "very serious preparatory work is going on in the Kremlin, including a paper — seven pages — describing a psychological portrait of Trump, especially based on this last two to three months, and the last weeks," added Fedorov, who said he has known Trump since 2000.

Cups depicting Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump displayed for sale in St Petersburg, Russia (AP)
Cups depicting Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump displayed for sale in St Petersburg, Russia (AP)

"Trump is not living in a box — he is living in a crowd. He should listen to the people around him especially in the areas where he is weak," he said.

The dossier has been marked as an unusual move by commentators.

Trump's relationship with Russia is one that has dominated headlines both during his campaign and since his inauguration.

The issue of Russia "is now a kind of banana skin for Trump — that's why we should avoid any kind of step that could damage Trump," said Fedorov.

"Trump cannot come to a meeting with Putin as a loser — he must sort out his domestic problems first."

Fedorov added that Trump's "constant battle with the mass media" was "worrying us."

U.S. President Donald Trump smiles a as he holds a
U.S. President Donald Trump smiles a as he holds a "Make America Great Again" rally at Orlando Melbourne International Airport in Melbourne, Florida, U.S. February 18, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

The president "is dancing on thin ice," he said, adding it's a risky game."

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