Yesterday it was widely reported that Russian President Vladimir Putin was not particularly excited to have received an invitation to visit the White House. Top Kremlin aide, Yuri Ushakov, speaking on behalf of Putin, said …
“After the summit, you know what kind of atmosphere there is around its outcome. I think it would be wise to let the dust settle and then we can discuss all these questions in a business-like way. But not now.”
I was pleased by this, mainly because I am deeply disturbed by the relationship between Trump and Putin and Trump’s seeming adoration of our chief antagonist, Russia. But also, I must admit to a bit of childish glee when I considered how Trump would take the news that his new buddy is likely going to reject his invitation. I was waiting to hear how Trump would respond to this news. And I didn’t have long to wait. I should have seen it coming, should have known he wouldn’t allow the public to see his hurt feelings over being rejected. Instead, he spun it as only Trump can do:
White House Says Trump Won’t Meet Putin Until Next Year
President Donald Trump will not host Russian President Vladimir Putin in Washington until 2019, White House national security adviser John Bolton said Wednesday, because it is Trump’s preference not to do so until “the Russia witch hunt is over.” – Politico, 07/25/2018 02:42 PM EDT
Who could have seen that one coming, eh? More alternative facts. More lies. Trump cannot ever be wrong, cannot abide rejection, will not tolerate dissent or criticism. But We the People know the truth. Donnie only showed us, once again, what an arrogant fool he is.