This amount of communication is being treated as unusual and many are saying “unprecedented”. When the call took place at the back end of March, President Trump told reporters that the first call was “great”. Meanwhile, the Kremlin described the call as “lengthy” and mentioned that Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump both expressed concern about the scope of the coronavirus.
This is according to RadioFreeEurope / RadioLiberty.
Both US and Russian diplomats spoke at least three times during that same period.
On top of that, an “unusual” shipment of coronavirus-related humanitarian aid from Russia to the United States coincided with the same period.
Professor and foreign affairs expert at Moscow’s Higher School of Economics, Dmitry Suslov, called the amount of communication between the two leaders “unusual”.
Hence why many have been sceptical of the unusual amount of phone calls.
A book released by Donald Trump’s former National Security Advisor, John Bolton, discussed how the President had allegedly asked China to help secure his second term.
Eugene Rumer, the former national intelligence officer for Russia and Eurasia at the National Intelligence Council said there is nothing inherently bad in the phone calls.
However, he also raised concerns over the fact that Presidential phone calls aren’t random.
Usually, most heads of state have such communications and meetings pre-arranged.
“There has to be an agenda that has to happen,” he said.
There have also been issues raised in the past about President Trump’s conduct when talking to other foreign leaders on the phone.
Many senior US officials — including his former secretaries of state and defence, two national security advisers and his longest-serving chief of staff — that the President himself posed a danger to the national security of the United States.
The main reason being that the President was so unprepared to talk about serious issues of national security and importance.
Meaning most of the time when he was on the phone to a fellow world leader, he was extremely out of depth.