White House Surprised After the Russians 'Tricked' Them
Yesterday, Donald Trump met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov — the mastermind behind the DNC hacking operation — and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, the guy Michael Flynn (and half of the White House staff) spoke to before the election. That in and of itself is cause for alarm, that it came the day after James Comey was fired is even more cause for alarm. That the White House press wasn’t allowed in to see it, but Russian photographers were is an even bigger deal.
Apparently, Trump was trying to punish the press for doing their job. It backfired.
These photos of Trump-Russia meetings are courtesy solely of Russian MFA because no US press allowed in. pic.twitter.com/PI4cSPIqvG— Jim Sciutto (@jimsciutto) May 10, 2017
This is what you’d call a no shit moment. Donald Trump brought a box of rocks to a gun fight.
It's almost as if the Russians don't have US interests at heart. https://t.co/8dnCL3YmwF— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) May 11, 2017
[Monty Python's "The Bishop" voice] "We was too late." https://t.co/BJgkD7NAxE— Bilge Ebiri (@BilgeEbiri) May 11, 2017
Being dumber than a box of broken dildos has consequences. https://t.co/JF0A2l2O3G— Brian Byrd (@BrianByrdman) May 11, 2017
So WH never watched Rocky&Bullwinkle? Furious over Russian gov photos of Trump meeting. “They tricked us," official said. “They lie." pic.twitter.com/SrTBpTeVDS— Wayne Slater (@WayneSlater) May 11, 2017
WH furious over how ignorant they made themselves look. https://t.co/mq7QF4hZEH— Flora Van Rijn 🐱 (@FloraRijn) May 11, 2017
These photos, by the way, are chilling as hell. It looks like three guys laughing together because they just pulled a fast one over an entire democracy.
Photos of Trump's meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak just hit the Getty wire and they're all credited to Russian news agency TASS pic.twitter.com/qE9lWB6KuS— Matt Novak (@paleofuture) May 10, 2017