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President Donald Trump left many people confused on Friday after he suggested that he saw Russian President Vladimir Putin smile during a phone call.
Speaking in the White House, Trump said Putin “sort of smiled when he said something to the effect that [Mueller's investigation] started off as a mountain and it ended up being a mouse. But he knew that because he knew there was no collusion whatsoever.”
Many people on Twitter were baffled that Trump indicated that he could hear Putin smile over the phone.
Bush could see Putin's soul. Trump can hear his smile. https://t.co/rSj62M8m6J— Jack Fitzpatrick ☘️ (@Jack Fitzpatrick ☘️) 1556911881.0
Trump saw Putin smile over the phone? That’s some big MAGA wizardry shit right there I’ll tell ya. https://t.co/jgQtRCkoFF— Jamie Walsh (@Jamie Walsh) 1556911595.0
@NBCNews Are smiled audible now? What kinda tech the white house is using to know someone smile on the phone? was… https://t.co/WeuhJ2XQWu— Random.Internet.BOT (@Random.Internet.BOT) 1556912551.0
#ImpeachmentHearingsNOW Trump flouts the law and imagines Putin's smile. #TrumpPutin https://t.co/ZjQPV8Jsjj— Therese Flanagan 🌊 🏳️🌈✊ (@Therese Flanagan 🌊 🏳️🌈✊) 1556913242.0
Other people wondered if the call was actually a video conference.
@thehill Oh my...they face timed! How else could @realDonaldTrump see that cute smile of Putin's. Those that believ… https://t.co/C6bHR1rEA5— Marnie Bond (@Marnie Bond) 1556912631.0
So I guess Trump was Skyping with Putin so that he was able to see him smile. https://t.co/RCZQ5oTsu0— Tom Rocchio (@Tom Rocchio) 1556911448.0
Was this a video-conference? If not, how did Trump know Putin smiled? https://t.co/KiufivFwGA— Bob Cesca (@Bob Cesca) 1556912950.0