A dossier on Donald Trump’s psychological makeup is being prepared for Russian President Vladimir Putin, NBC News reports.
Former Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei Fedorov, who provided details of the dossier, and suggested that Trump “doesn’t understand fully who is Mr. Putin.”
Among the report’s preliminary conclusions is that Trump takes risks but can be naive, the adviser said.
“Very serious preparatory work is going on in the Kremlin, including a paper — seven pages — describing a psychological portrait of Trump, especially based on this last two to three months, and the last weeks,” Fedorov, who said he has known Trump since 2000.
“Trump is not living in a box — he is living in a crowd,” Fedorov said. “He should listen to the people around him especially in the areas where he is weak.
“Trump cannot come to a meeting with Putin as a loser — he must sort out his domestic problems first.”
Fedorov also said Trump’s media battles are proving a concern to Russia’s government.
The dossier is undergoing regular revisions, he noted.
The dossier is being put together by retired diplomats and some of Putin’s staff ahead of the first official meeting between the two leaders, the date of which is yet to be confirmeds. But, the Kremlin suggested it could take place ahead of a G20 Summit in July.
The two men have never met, but both have said they want to work to repair damaged US-Russia relations, which took a battering after Moscow annexed Ukraine’s Crimea in 2014.