Liberals flipped out after seeing pictures of President Donald Trump meeting with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit in Da Nang, Vietnam.
They shook hands for the second time in two days and spoke for a few minutes. They later chatted during a group photo of all the world leaders at the summit.
The pictures made liberals crazy and Resistance Collusion theories were off and running.
First, some Resistance folks had trouble understanding how Trump was meeting with Putin in Vietnam, some not grasping that they were both there for the APEC summit.
— Bloomberg (@business) November 11, 2017
No ‘secret meeting.’
The next problem was that despite the White House saying that Trump wouldn’t have time for a formal meeting with Putin, the two did end up chatting a few times and shaking hands at the class photo. So that obviously means they were trying to deceive everyone.
Because, of course, shaking hands was treasonous.
And even more than that, they waved at the same time!
And they even were wearing matching outfits! Obvious collusion!
Putin & Trump shaking hands yesterday.
Now in same team outfits.
Team: Anti-democracy/-pluralism. pic.twitter.com/mewDmIbhgz
— Mannfred Nyttingnes (@MannfredNikolai) November 11, 2017
There may or may not be an official agreement but is there any doubt that Trump is a Russian/Putin agent & apologist … and possibly a blackmail victim?
— Tony Schwartz (@tonyschwartz) November 11, 2017
Trump: He’s my best snugglebuddy
Putin: I can’t wait to destroy him & everyone he knows pic.twitter.com/KQagZ6RELu
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 10, 2017
But of course, all the leaders were wearing the blue silk shirt as part of the tradition of the summit.
From Daily Mail:
Like every other world leader in attendance, Trump and Putin continued one of the annual summit’s odder traditions Friday night, ditching neckties and dark suits in favor of matching blue silk shirts.
Trump is rarely photographed in anything other than a suit or a golf shirt. On Saturday he was back to his usual sartorial formality, wearing a dark suit with a solid red tie.
All the presidents and prime ministers at the Da Nang event played along with the blue silk shirts on Friday,
It’s a tradition that dates back at least to Bill Clinton and the 1993 summit where he gave everyone matching bomber jackets to wear. Indonesia followed it up the next year with some truly ugly batik shirts. And so the tradition was born.
They discussed Syria during their brief chats, issuing a joint statement.
#BREAKING US President Donald Trump and Russian leader Vladimir Putin agree there is "no military solution" for the war in Syria, in a joint statement approved on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific summit
— AFP news agency (@AFP) November 11, 2017
This simple act of Trump doing his job paying attention to Syria was measured as ‘treasonous’ by one of the leaders in the Resistance.
Trump & Putin sent out this joint statement via the Kremlin acting like we are allies.
Please share this far & wide. This is beyond treason. Most of our allies probably consider us enemies now. As an American, u should be furious & terrified.#TrumpsATraitor #VeteransDay #AMJoy pic.twitter.com/VmhKBPbSG5
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 12, 2017
Trump and Putin also had the opportunity to discuss Russian meddling, with Putin pleading his case, saying he did not meddle in the election, according to Trump.
Trump clarifies his comments on Putin + election hacking: "I believe that he feels that he and Russia did not meddle in the election. As to whether or not I believe it or not, I'm with our agencies" pic.twitter.com/nDqJqeytkk
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) November 12, 2017
Trust Trump to drive the Resistance nuts.
They’re going to have a tough four years if they keep up this pace of angst.
H/T Biz Pac Review