Donald Trump was back on Twitter Friday afternoon, and he tried to deflect from his administration’s continued troubles with Russia by posting a photo of Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
“We should start an immediate investigation into Sen. Schumer and his ties to Russia and Putin,” Trump wrote as he posted a photo that originally popped up on the Gateway Pundit website of Schumer meeting Putin in 2003. “A total hypocrite!”
The problem for Trump, however, isn’t that Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn’t being criticized simply for meeting with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during the 2016 presidential campaign. Rather, it’s that he didn’t disclose these meetings to the Senate during his confirmation hearing, while insisting that he had no contacts with any Russian government officials during the campaign.
Sen. Schumer quickly responded to the president and said that he would be “happy” to talk under oath about all of his past interactions with Putin while challenging the president and his administration to do the same.
The rest of the internet was also quick to see through the president’s latest ruse, and quickly jumped at the chance to mock him for his latest misadventure in the realm of logical argument.
Check out some of the top reactions below.
Ana Navarro ✔ @ananavarro
Uh-oh. President Loco is off his meds again. https://twitter.com/realdonaldtrump/status/837722869106880517 …
12:57 PM – 3 Mar 2017
1,337 1,337 Retweets 4,401 4,401 likes
“The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us.” https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/837722869106880517 …
1:13 PM – 3 Mar 2017
132 132 Retweets 241 241 likes
Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump
We should start an immediate investigation into @SenSchumer and his ties to Russia and Putin. A total hypocrite! pic.twitter.com/Ik3yqjHzsA
Mike P Williams ✔ @Mike_P_Williams
@realDonaldTrump @SenSchumer This is a fantastic Tweet, Easy D. My hypocrisy & irony meters just yugely exploded & now there’s bigly mess.
12:59 PM – 3 Mar 2017
91 91 Retweets 1,431 1,431 likes
Jordan Uhl ✔ @JordanUhl
@realDonaldTrump You’re literally the last person to point fingers on this issue
Jordan Uhl ✔ @JordanUhl
@realDonaldTrump How was your visit to Moscow? pic.twitter.com/g42z92JGR8
12:56 PM – 3 Mar 2017
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