In his memoir, titled “A Promised Land”, the former president describes Mr. Putin as “like a neighborhood leader, except with nuclear weapons and a veto in the UN Security Council”. He also suggests that Mr Putin is wary of others, describing how the former KGB officer does business with “those who are not part” of his tribe.
Mr. Putin said: “We will work with all those who have the confidence of the American people.
“But this confidence can only be given to a candidate whose victory has been recognized by the opposing party, or after the results have been confirmed in a legitimate and legal manner. ”
The Kremlin has already made similar comments. Shortly after U.S. media declared Joe Biden the winner in election votes, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said Mr. Putin would refrain from congratulating Biden.
He said: “The president made the decision to wait for the official results before congratulating an elected president.
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Regarding the state of Pennsylvania, where Mr Biden won, Mr Trump tweeted on Sunday: “Voting observers have been kicked out of the counting rooms. People will vote when they find out that they have already voted with a fake ballot. ”
However, as the Trump campaign pursues lawsuits in six states, courts have so far found no evidence of electoral fraud.
In a decision in Pennsylvania over the weekend, Pennsylvania Intermediate District Court Judge Matthew Brann said the president was seeking to “deprive nearly seven million voters.”
He said: “One would expect that, in seeking such a surprising result, a plaintiff would be formidably armed with compelling legal arguments and factual evidence of rampant corruption, so that this Court would have no Unfortunately, there was no other choice but to grant the injunctive measure proposed despite the impact it would have on such a large group of citizens.
“Instead, this Court has been presented with unfounded strained legal arguments and speculative accusations, unsupported in the operational complaint and unsupported by evidence.
“Accordingly, I allow the defendants ‘motions and I dismiss the plaintiffs’ action with prejudice.”
Mr. Trump said he would appeal Judge Brann’s decision.
Meanwhile, Barack Obama’s memoir also provides insight into other world leaders, including a strained relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.