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.
@AP I hope there's a picture taken when Putin sits at the desk in the oval.— Michael Bruce Hill (@Michael Bruce Hill)1532030616.0
@AP Treason on our own soil, awesome!— JenConn (@JenConn)1532030582.0
Are you fucking kidding me? I really hope Trump is not planning to invite Putin to Washington in the fall. There is… https://t.co/lr5vDasa2b— Olga Lautman (@Olga Lautman)1532030587.0
@nytimes Donor appreciation night. KGOP says thanks to biggest supporter.— k.d. lang (@k.d. lang)1532032040.0
Why the fuck is trump inviting Putin to Washington this fall? Is he going to hand him information to ensure they… https://t.co/VutZwuRfil— Carrie (don’t take me to prom) (@Carrie (don’t take me to prom))1532032126.0
Putin was invited by trump to Washington this Fall. We finally get to ATTEND THE INAUGURATION OF THE REAL PRESIDE… https://t.co/YocLQyY1hY— ALT-immigration 🛂 (@ALT-immigration 🛂)1532030877.0