National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden lashed out at Donald Trump during the interview with MSNBC “The 11th Hour” host Brian Williams.
Snowden who has been hiding in Russia because of the threat of prosecution in his native country revealed everything from personal life to his view on the President’s policy before the publication of his memoir “Permanent Record”.
Snowden stated that it was pretty easy for him to open up Trump and made a statement that he might be a person who had “never really known a love that he hasn’t had to pay for.”
“I think he’s actually quite simple to understand. Donald Trump strikes me like nothing so much as a man who has never really known a love that he hasn’t had to pay for,” Snowden said. “And so everything that he does is informed by a kind of transactionalism. I think and what he’s actually looking for is simply for people to like him, unfortunately that produces a lot of negative effects.”
Snowden has been secure of prolonged temporary hiding-place in Russia since 2013. He, however, has asked France for another one. He said on France Inter radio, “I applied for asylum in France in 2013 under [former French President François] Hollande and of course we would love to see [Emmanuel] Macron roll out an invitation.”
Natalia Veselnitskaya – official website