Staff of Donald Trump are reportedly not comfortable leaving him alone with world leaders in case he says something he shouldn’t.
President Trump has a tendency to not hold back and it is that trait that has given some of his advisers and staff the jitters.
According to the New York Times (NYT), Trump’s national security adviser H.R. McMaster is often on hand to “insert caveats or gentle corrections” into conversations when he thinks the President goes off on a tangent.
The reports come as the President is embroiled in another controversy centred around former FBI Director James Comey.
Leaked memos seen by the NYT allege that Trump fired Comey one week after putting pressure on him to drop the investigation into former National Security Adviser Mike Flynn.
Flynn was forced to resign from the post in February after he was shown to have misled Vice President Mike Pence over his ties with Russia.
The White House denied the story, issuing a statement that read: “The President has the utmost respect for our law enforcement agencies, and all investigations.
“This is not a truthful or accurate portrayal of the conversation between the President and Mr. Comey.”
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