Reaction to Donald Trump's admission that he had scheduled -- then canceled -- a secret meeting with the Taliban at Camp David was greeted on Twitter with equal measures of incredulity, scorn and mockery on Sunday morning with many questioning why he didn't keep it to himself.
In a multi-part tweet on Saturday night, the president bragged about canceling a meeting no one knew existed writing, "Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday. They were coming to the United States tonight. "
That led one commenter to bluntly point out, "I like presidents who don't invite the terrorists who planned & committed the 9/11 attack on the anniversary of the attack."
That was the general tenor of the comments, see below:
@realDonaldTrump I like presidents who don't invite the terrorists who planned & committed the 9/11 attack on the a… https://t.co/4MJFAdb6NM— Chet Powell 🌊⚖️🇺🇸 (@Chet Powell 🌊⚖️🇺🇸)1567954912.0
@realDonaldTrump Why the hell would you have the Taliban to the White House? The TALIBAN? And just days before the… https://t.co/q3GupIsReO— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1567916452.0
Obama killed the leader of the taliban, not met with him. #TalibanTrump— Bark Ruffalo (@Bark Ruffalo)1567939280.0
@realDonaldTrump On the anniversary of 9/11. Are you insane— Molly Knight (@Molly Knight)1567923517.0
I guess there's a Muslim ban at Trump properties: https://t.co/VXF6oajeyb— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@(((DeanObeidallah))))1567951475.0
While Trump was planning to meet the Taliban on the week of 9/11 in order to try and get Taliban leaders to approve… https://t.co/l5EfOYOL5r— Bill Madden (@Bill Madden)1567958059.0
@realDonaldTrump #TalibanTrump Who's the traitor? https://t.co/K5USgL9U32— This Old Broad 🌊 (@This Old Broad 🌊)1567940137.0
@realDonaldTrump What in the actual fuck are you doing dude? Holy shit, I mean, I know you are absolutely batshit… https://t.co/WSX3x2qh6z— Daniel Negreanu (@Daniel Negreanu)1567909312.0
Remember when Obama invited the head of the terrorist organization that attacked us, to #CampDavid .... oh wait th… https://t.co/do0cr65XB4— Joshua is stating the obvious (@Joshua is stating the obvious)1567938782.0
2008. Sarah Pallin: “Barack Obama is palling around with terrorists.” 2019. Donald Trump invites Taliban to hang… https://t.co/oKPCwrAahQ— stuart stevens (@stuart stevens)1567955512.0
I wonder how Trump inviting Taliban leaders to Camp David will play in NC-09, where the Democratic candidate is a M… https://t.co/8exH9MWD3G— Bill Kristol (@Bill Kristol)1567947539.0
I have to admit that I did not have "secretly invite the Taliban to Camp David three days before 9/11" on my Donald… https://t.co/cMcE80EjpN— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1567909420.0
Trump calls the American press the “enemy of the people” and then invites the Taliban to Camp David for cucumber sa… https://t.co/2HAt75Ichb— Michael Avenatti (@Michael Avenatti)1567965203.0
The whole "Taliban was coming to Camp David" thing is so bizarre that I'm starting to wonder if it wasn't just Satu… https://t.co/f5Xwlxxbc1— Molly McKew (@Molly McKew)1567911115.0
@realDonaldTrump 9/11/2001: The Taliban supports Al Qaeda's terrorist attack on the USA 9/8/2019: President Trump… https://t.co/TBQATYUofT— Dana Nuccitelli (@Dana Nuccitelli)1567965322.0