Donald Trump on Friday had a predictable reaction to Vladimir Putin’s announcement that he will not retaliate against the United States for ejecting Russian diplomats, calling the President of the Russian Federation “very smart.”
Great move on delay (by V. Putin) - I always knew he was very smart!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump)1483126893.0
Trump not only tweeted his praise of Putin, but he also pinned the tweet to his profile, meaning it’s the first thing people will see when they visit the president-elect’s Twitter feed. Notably, the Russian Embassy also retweeted Trump’s reverence for a foreign adversary.
Not only is a (Republican) President-elect siding with Russia over his own country – he made it his pinned tweet! 🤣… https://t.co/wfcT2meL9M— T. Greg "❤️ Costco + Lowes" Doucette (@T. Greg "❤️ Costco + Lowes" Doucette)1483128587.0
Wow. https://t.co/rA4GTccr4w— Steven Portnoy (@Steven Portnoy)1483128282.0
The reaction on social media was swift and dumbfounded, with many expressing outrage over the incoming president siding with a foreign country over the nation’s current president.
US imposes sanctions on Russia based US intelligence; Trump sides with Putin over country. Beyond chilling. https://t.co/Nlj0ieIjNL— David Leopold 🇺🇸 (@David Leopold 🇺🇸)1483128588.0
tried to tweet something funny but Putin poisons/murders political opponents & journalists who tell the truth. noth… https://t.co/HygpbSMkGF— maurice (@maurice)1483128783.0
What a deal for Putin. Yeah, you lose 35 agents and a couple compounds in the U.S. But you get this in 3 weeks.— Sam Stein (@Sam Stein)1483128389.0
I'm worried when 2017 starts I'll keep forgetting to write "United States of Russia" on my checks.— Benjamin Siemon (@Benjamin Siemon)1483128752.0
Sucking up to the boss, I see. https://t.co/rWvrSkOcBj— Rick Wilson (@Rick Wilson)1483127438.0
The merger is nearly complete. https://t.co/4o8SriksDz— JoeMyGod (@JoeMyGod)1483127760.0
Imagine if a Dem sided with Russia against a sitting Repub. president. It would cause an explosion. What a dangerous doofus this guy is.— Brian Koppelman (@Brian Koppelman)1483128314.0
GOP is now the Party of Putin https://t.co/nX2Q4XTnk9— Philip Klein (@Philip Klein)1483127065.0
Playing with my Christmas present. https://t.co/7YcS4WvfD4— Darth Putin (@Darth Putin)1482657672.0