As seen in the video, Assad and Putin joked that Trump should follow in the footsteps of, Paul the Apostle and visit the Syrian capital of Damascus.
“If Trump arrives along this road [to Damascus], everything will become normal with him too,” Assad said, according to a translation of the conversation. Putin then jested that Trump would jump at the offer and if not, he’ll convince him to visit the country’s capital. “It will be repaired… invite him. He will come.” Assad replied that he’s ready to invite Trump. Putin then smiles and says, “I will tell him.”
The inspiration for the joke was the biblical story of the Apostle Paul, who was struck blind by God while on a road to Damascus, only later to be transformed into a follower of Christ.
The video comes a month after NATO leaders Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron, were recorded mocking the American president at the sidelines of the NATO summit.
Watch the video below;
Асад о дороге в Дамаск, на которой стал христианином апостол Павел: Если Трамп по этой дороге проедет, сразу станет с ним все нормально.
Путин: Пригласите его, он приедет.
Асад: Я готов.
Путин: Я ему передам pic.twitter.com/Gkkvd0KR1J
— Дмитрий Смирнов (@dimsmirnov175) January 12, 2020