White House suspends announcing Trump's phone calls

Source : 112 Ukraine

It is still unclear, whether this suspension is temporary or constant
13:12, 25 July 2018

PressSec Twitter

The White House suspended the practice of announcing the results of on record phone calls of the US President Trump, as CNN reports.

“Official descriptions of the President's calls with foreign leaders -- termed "readouts" in Washington parlance -- offer administrations the chance to characterize in their own terms the diplomacy conducted at the highest levels between countries. While news is rarely contained in the rote, often dry descriptions, they do offer the only official account that a phone call took place. Readouts are still released internally,” the message says.

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The White House Spokesperson refused from comments.

“Trump has had at least two calls with other leaders in the last two weeks, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The White House confirmed that the calls took place after they were reported by foreign media, but declined to elaborate on what was said,” the news agency adds.

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