And here we go: Russia’s Oval Office Victory Dance:
When President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office on Wednesday just hours after firing the FBI director who was overseeing an investigation into whether Trump’s team colluded the Russians, he was breaking with recent precedent at the specific request of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
And we need to keep the timeline in mind: this is the day after The Russian Usurper fired the FBI Director who was investigating the Trump Campaign’s ties to Russia. It was also the only event on Comrade Trump’s public calendar. Coincidence is a bitch, but Karma is a Fury. But we digress.
We note that the US
Press #fakenews was not invited, but the state press of Russia was in attendance, which thus leads to this sweet passage:
“For Lavrov, just having this meeting and the photo-op itself is a big demonstration to the world and to the Russian people that Russia is back, and that isolation has failed, irrespective of whether anything gets agreed,” said Alexander Vershbow, who served as ambassador to Russia under President George W. Bush and as a top Pentagon and NATO official with the Russia portfolio during Barack Obama’s presidency.
The Trumpskys today are claiming that they didn’t know that the photographers were with the Russian Press. I guess Trump assumed it was Paparazzi wanting to have a former Reality TeeVee star in their selfies?
And maybe this passage might resonate with some of us as the reason The Russian Usurper seemed so, well, chummy with the Russians:
On a personal level, Lavrov is universally disliked among U.S. diplomats. “He’s a complete asshole,” a top Bush official told me for that Foreign Policy profile. Added a top Obama official in a conversation Wednesday: “He’s a nasty SOB. He would be relentlessly berating and browbeating and sarcastic and nasty. His job was to berate and beat and harass us and Secretary Kerry into conceding the Russian view. It wasn’t defeating America; it was that Russia can’t win if it has to compromise at all.”
Sound familiar? As they say, water seeks its own level. Or in Trump-speak: “Takes one to know one.” Puppet.