In an interview with NBC News, a former Russian diplomat explained how the American people are not alone in their concerns about Donald Trump. Apparently, the Kremlin have growing concerns as well.
During the interview, former Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Fedorov explained that Russia sees Trump’s consistent turmoil with the media and U.S. intelligence agencies as making him susceptible to a possible coup.
Former Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Kasyanov also told NBC that the Kremlin does not see Trump’s struggles as amusing at all.
He explained, “absolutely not — not laughing. The situation is very serious and the whole of [Putin’s] team, they are nervous.”
Russia is reportedly working on a psychological profile of the U.S. President in order to help Russian President Vladimir Putin avoid partaking in any action that could threaten Trump’s ability to hold power while simultaneously pushing him to do things that benefit Russia.
Fedrov, who says he has known Mr. Trump since 2000, said that,
“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.”
Fedorov also explained that helping Trump avoid looking like a Russian puppet is a key goal for Russia. At the same time, the country is also committed to securing his support for key Russian policy goals.
“We should avoid any kind of step that could damage Trump. Trump cannot come to a meeting with Putin as a loser — he must sort out his domestic problems first.”