Donald Trump is doubling-down on his controversial meetings with Vladimir Putin, the Russian dictator who American intelligence agencies say interfered in the 2016 election to install Trump as President of the United States.
On Thursday, Trump asked an aide to invite the Russian dictator to Washington, D.C. for a second summit sometime this fall.
On Twitter, the reaction was an immediate gush of bemused rage as people were confused by the shameless brazenness of Trump’s courting of a man who American intelligence says undermined the integrity of our elections.
Here is a sampling.
I hope there’s a picture taken when Putin sits at the desk in the oval.
— Michael Bruce Hill (@MBH222) July 19, 2018
WTF is going on?!? President Donald Trump asked national security adviser John Bolton to invite President Vladimir Putin to Washington?! This is fucking frightful.
— Tamara Holder (@tamaraholder) July 19, 2018
Trump has invited Putin to Washington for the first time, but in reality Putin has occupied the Oval Office since Trump’s inauguration.
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) July 19, 2018
Trumps new haircut… Looks just like his boss! pic.twitter.com/vIbxH7uVaQ
— Max Bontenbal (@MaxBont) July 19, 2018
Putin needs to inspect his newly annexed territory…
— (@VibinWoosh) July 19, 2018
Treason on our own soil, awesome!
— JenConn (@JenConn17) July 19, 2018
Are you fucking kidding me? I really hope Trump is not planning to invite Putin to Washington in the fall. There is absolutely no way we can allow that murdering thug who attacked our country to step foot on US soil
— Olga Lautman (@olgaNYC1211) July 19, 2018
Trump inviting Putin to Washington DC in September. Unreal. Putin attacks our nation and Trump now rewards him with a state visit. Ronald Reagan is rolling over in his grave. #TreasonSummit2
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) July 19, 2018
Donor appreciation night.
KGOP says thanks to biggest supporter.
— k.d. lang (@kdlang) July 19, 2018
I guess they’re getting tired of the long distance relationship, want to see each other more often.
— Dan Patrick (@dan_patrick3) July 19, 2018
Why the fuck is trump inviting Putin to Washington this fall? Is he going to hand him information to ensure they hack the election again?
— Of Daniel (@iamofdaniel) July 19, 2018
Putin was invited by trump to Washington this Fall.
We finally get to ATTEND THE INAUGURATION OF THE REAL PRESIDENT AND ALL OF US WILL BE OUT WELCOMING HIM.
ALL OF US ON THE STREETS.
Let’s start planning. This will be great for America https://t.co/5p87JLZk1c
— ALT- Immigration (@ALT_uscis) July 19, 2018
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) July 19, 2018