VLADIMIR PUTIN: “Vladimir Putin ‘had to keep explaining things’ to Donald Trump when Trump was US president, the former White House aide Fiona Hill said.

‘Putin doesn’t like to do that,’ Hill told the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

‘You could see that he got frustrated many times with President Trump. Even though he loves to be able to spin his own version of events, he wants to have predictability in the person that he’s engaging with.’”

-Martin Pengelly, “Putin ‘had to keep explaining things to Trump’, ex-White House aide says,” theguardian.com, May 19, 2022