Kremlin denied Putin’s influence on Trump

Kremlin commented on the statements of former U.S. President’s National Security Aide John Bolton on the influence of Russian leader Vladimir Putin on his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump.

“Putin can’t play Trump like a violin. What Putin believes about Trump, he himself said in numerous interviews,” spokesman Dmitry Peskov said in a conversation with journalists June 19.

The Kremlin spokesman pointed out that Putin does not believe that the American leader can be easily manipulated.

On the eve, the U.S. press heated up a discussion of Bolton’s book entitled “The Room Where It Happened: White House Memoirs. In particular, he spoke about how Trump welcomed the idea of invasion of Venezuela and disclosed the relationship of the American leader with other heads of state.

The book also mentions Putin, who, according to Bolton, does not see Trump as a serious opponent and seeks to manipulate him in private.

In response, Trump called his ex-assistant “an offended, boring fool who only wanted war. The U.S. authorities have already filed a lawsuit to prevent Bolton from publishing his memoirs.