Russian Federation Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov met with President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Tuesday -- they same day two articles of impeachment were released against the Republican leader.
This was Trump's second meeting in the Oval Office with Lavrov, which former Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul found shocking.
Following the meeting, as Trump left for a 2020 campaign rally, Lavrov spoke to reporters and "trolled" the leader of the free world.
Lavrov avoids giving a straight answer when repeatedly if President Trump warned him not to interference in US elec… https://t.co/VNTb2A63pP— Kylie Atwood (@Kylie Atwood) 1576019036.0
Lavrov is such a troll https://t.co/yzR7Z5qjDe— Josh Russell (@Josh Russell) 1576018897.0
Here's some of what others were saying about the meeting:
And this is why, @SecPompeo , you should not reward Lavrov with the honor of meeting the President of the United St… https://t.co/j5DCecdfi6— Michael McFaul (@Michael McFaul) 1576018459.0
So Sergey Lavrov is just changing the batteries in all the bugs in the oval?— Molly Jong-Fast🏡 (@Molly Jong-Fast🏡) 1576002384.0
Inviting Lavrov to the WH on the day Dems announce articles of impeachment against Trump is so provocative that it… https://t.co/poY5AeDHmI— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1576012465.0
In a press conference following his White House Visit, Mr. Lavrov first said he didn’t discuss elections with Mr. T… https://t.co/RiAgsyHGte— Vivian Salama (@Vivian Salama) 1576020063.0
#Russia's state media reports that following Vladimir Putin's directives, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov ag… https://t.co/cKtjJ1YkKr— Julia Davis (@Julia Davis) 1576020311.0
Russian FM Lavrov on whether or not President Trump shared any highly classified during this meeting: "I can only l… https://t.co/2cSv8ZyVwd— Ali Rogin (@Ali Rogin) 1576019772.0
Why did Russia’s Lavrov get a White House visit while Ukraine’s President still hasn’t had one? Putin is just laugh… https://t.co/uTYVvUVbuH— Joyce Alene (@Joyce Alene) 1576020911.0
I spoke with the president on the south lawn this evening and asked him several times about his meeting with Foreig… https://t.co/7iNlhzWwU4— Tara McKelvey (@Tara McKelvey) 1576020474.0