USA [SIC] -- During a recent phone conversation with newly re-elected Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump ignored his national security team's entreaties to not act like a complete nimrod.
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In careful preparation for his historic phone call to Putin, the NSA team presented the president with several four-by-five index cards, carefully arranged, which in capital letters outlined topics the president was encouraged avoid and/or approach. Among the cards were the suggestions DO NOT CONGRATULATE and DO NOT ACT LIKE A COMPLETE NIMROD.
According to sources in the Trump camp, the president did indeed congratulate President Putin, and acted like a complete nimrod.
"Look, the president did not say 'congratulations,'" White House Spokesperson Sarah Huckabee Sanders said. "He said 'capitalizations,' as in what are all these cards in front of me? And then he asked Mr. Putin if he had any advice on what to do about Stormy Daniels. Then the two had a long laugh about plutonium sharing arrangements, for our nuclear programs, I'm sure. If that's nimrod behavior, I don't know what to say."
Trump, when later pressed for an explanation of why he would choose to disregard his security team on a phone call with Putin, said, "Nimrods are not the best, but some, I assume, are good people. I'm one of those."
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