Yesterday’s post highlighted the inappropriate pictures of Trump smiling, laughing, and apparently having a great time with his buddies from Russia.
Now CNN is reporting that Trump says he feels that the Russians “tricked” him by making these photos available to the public. Trump excluded the American press from the meeting.
It is clear that Trump wasn’t unhappy because the photos mischaracterized the meeting. He didn’t complain that the photos were photoshopped. He didn’t complain that he wasn’t really laughing. He didn’t complain because the photos illustrated how friendly he is with the very people who have been identified as the enemies of the United States. Instead Trump complained that he had been “ticked” by the Russians because they made the photos public. Trump’s complaint is the most abominably stupid thing that has ever come out of the mouth of an American President. Did Trump think the Russians were going to only display those photos on their bulletin boards to remember a special day they spent with the American President? Even Sarah Palin posted pictures of herself wearing a tableshirt in the White House.
If Trump didn’t want pictures taken proving how close he is to key figures in the Russian government, all he had to do was dictate that NO photographers would be allowed in the room. It makes Trump look like an idiot to say that he was “tricked” by the Russians because they published the photos he allowed them to take. Trump looks like a colossal idiot for inviting the Russians to the Oval Office the day after firing the Director of the FBI who was investigating his ties with the Russian government, and obviously laughing with them more than he’s done with any American in the last week.
Trump wasn’t laughing during his interview with Lester Holt.