The Russian Foreign Ministry is now openly mocking President Trump and the American people over Trump’s big mouth.
Last week, President Trump held a private meeting in the Oval Office with Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, where he revealed the existence of our intelligence-sharing partner Israel’s most valuable source of information within the ranks of Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) while boasting about how he has access to the “best” intelligence.
No American press were allowed at that meeting, but for some reason, the Russian state news agency TASS was allowed into the Oval Office to take pictures.
A firestorm of controversy erupted immediately as the public protested the preferential treatment to Russian media and for the threat to our national security posed by Trump’s inability to keep vitally important secrets from a hostile foreign nation.
Foreign Minister Lavrov, who was one of the recipients of Trump’s spilled secret, openly mocked Trump and the American people today while at a meeting with Thor Jagland, Secretary General of the European Council.
Jagland asked if there would be any “problems” with pictures being taken of the meeting – and Lavrov replied “Depends on what kind of secrets you pass on to me!”
Thanks to Trump, we are officially the laughingstock of the world. Is this what Trump meant by making America great again?
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