Trump is more dangerous than Kim Jong-un, according to a top Russian news anchor
Dmitry Kiselyov, the anchor of Russian news programme ‘Vesti Nedeli’, blasted the US President amid claims “the world is a hair's breadth from nuclear war”.
He said: “War can break out as a result of confrontation between two personalities; Donald Trump and Kim Jong-Un.
“Both are dangerous, but who is more dangerous? Trump is.”
He claimed both leaders had “limited international experience, unpredictability, and a readiness to go to war”.
The shocking claims come after Trump fired 59 Tomahawk missiles at a Syrian airbase which prompted outrage from the Assad regime and their allies in Moscow.
The claims were made by Dmitry Kiselyov, a key ally of Putin in the Russian media
Ties between Russia and the US remain tense despite a UN Security Council meeting which was called in a bid to reduce fears of war between the two powers.
Mr Kiselyov, widely regarded as Russia’s top pro-Kremlin presenter, has previously praised Trump for his desire for “independence” from the US political establishment, but appears to have changed his tune after recent events.
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Both are dangerous, but who is more dangerous? Trump is
He sarcastically told viewers Kim’s young daughter did not have an office in her father’s official residence in a clear jibe at Ivanka Trump’s growing role in her father’s administration.
Public hostility towards Trump in Russia has surged in recent days, with the country’s broadcasters dropping their previous positive analysis of the new President.
According to a survey by state pollster VTsIOM, the percentage of Russians with a negative opinion of Trump has risen to 39 per cent, having been just seven per cent last month.
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Valery Fedorov, the pollster’s general director, said: "The US missile strike on Syria was a 'cold shower' for many Russians.
"Donald Trump's aggressive behaviour has resurrected distrust and ill-will towards America, something that has characterised Russian society for the last two decades."