‘President Loco is off his meds again’: Internet roasts Trump’s feeble defense of latest Russia scandal
President Donald Trump was back on Twitter Friday afternoon, and he tried to deflect from his administration’s continued troubles with Russia by posting a photo of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“We should start an immediate investigation into Sen. Schumer and his ties to Russia and Putin,” Trump wrote as he posted a photo that originally popped up on the Gateway Pundit website of Schumer meeting Putin in 2003. “A total hypocrite!”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 3, 2017
The problem for Trump, however, isn’t that Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn’t being criticized simply for meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign. Rather, it’s that he didn’t disclose these meetings to the Senate during his confirmation hearing, while insisting that he had no contacts with any Russian government officials during the campaign.
Sen. Schumer quickly responded to the president and said that he would be “happy” to talk under oath about all of his past interactions with Putin while challenging the president and his administration to do the same.
Happily talk re: my contact w Mr. Putin & his associates, took place in '03 in full view of press & public under oath. Would you &your team? https://t.co/yXgw3U8tmQ
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 3, 2017
The rest of the internet was also quick to see through the president’s latest ruse, and quickly jumped at the chance to mock him for his latest misadventure in the realm of logical argument.
Check out some of the top reactions below.
Uh-oh. President Loco is off his meds again. https://t.co/BvrzFbi5sR
— Ana Navarro (@ananavarro) March 3, 2017
"The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us." https://t.co/Q92MSGylsV
— delrayser (@delrayser) March 3, 2017
This is a fantastic Tweet, Easy D. My hypocrisy & irony meters just yugely exploded & now there's bigly mess.
— Mike P Williams 🌹 (@Mike_P_Williams) March 3, 2017
How was your visit to Moscow? pic.twitter.com/g42z92JGR8
— jordan yule log ⛄️ (@JordanUhl) March 3, 2017
Make jokes while your whole cabinet is failing. Awesome.
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) March 3, 2017
might wanna delete this before your boss sees it. It's 9pm in Moscow so you better hurry
— Tyler Hansen (@tjhansen) March 3, 2017