According to Pientka’s summary, Trump asked him if the Russians were more dangerous than the Chinese because they have more operatives in the U.S.
The agent said both countries are bad and told the men that the number of operatives was “not an indicator of the severity of the threat,” according to the document.
The FBI agent then shared that when he told Trump and his team that the U.S. is a “world leader in counterintelligence,” Trump asked: “Russia, too?”
According to the summary, Trump also asked which country, Russia or China, was worse when it came to violations of nuclear testing bans and was told: “They are both bad, but Russia is worse.”
“Trump and Christie turned toward each other, and Christie commented, ‘I’m shocked,’” Pientka wrote of their reactions to that information.