The ex-President said that the United States needs to demonstrate assertiveness in dealing with Russian leader
American leaders need to exercise caution when dealing with Russian President Vladimir Putin, said the former U.S. President George W. Bush.
The former us leader called Putin a “clever tactician” who seek to restore the former influence of the Soviet Union.
“The problem is that on most issues he professes this approach: I will win and USA lose, Bush said in an interview with Fox Business Wednesday. – I’m not surprised. He is a very angry man who wants to regain the influence, which was used by the Soviet Union, although that country no more.”
Although Bush said he made it a rule not to criticize their successors, he gave advice to President Donald Trump on the background of the further deterioration of U.S.-Russian relations.
“I always felt that it was important to US was very assertive when dealing with Putin, Bush said. – Not aggressive, but assertive”.