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#LetsMakePeace: Trump goes on odd tweetstorm praising Russia — and Rosie O'Donnell

"Russia must be laughing up their sleeves watching as the U.S. tears itself apart," Trump tweeted


Charlie May
May 12, 2017 2:32AM (UTC)

President Trump said in a tweet on Thursday that Russia is laughing at the U.S. because of the Democratic party's obsession with Russia -- but President Vladimir Putin and Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov don't appear to be paying much attention.

"Russia must be laughing up their sleeves watching as the U.S. tears itself apart over a Democrat EXCUSE for losing the election," Trump's tweet said.

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Before heading into a meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday, Lavrov joked about the firing of FBI Director James Comey when he acted like he hadn't heard the news. A reporter asked if the firing cast a shadow over their talks and Lavrov replied, "Was he fired? You are kidding! You are kidding!"

Trump also bashed Rosie O'Donnell in a tweet because she had originally tweeted months ago that she felt Comey should be fired. Trump, likely sarcastically, said he was glad the two could finally agree on something.

In an impromptu interview with a CBS News reporter on Thursday, Putin — who was in a padded hockey uniform — said the Comey firing would not affect relations between the U.S. and Russia, he also appeared very uninterested.

"There will be no effect," he said through a translator. "Your question looks very funny for me. Don’t be angry with me. We have nothing to do with that."

Trump also tweeted that he met with Russian officials as well as the Foreign Minister of Ukraine Pvalo Klimkin on Wednesday, and said that he wants to spread peace. "Yesterday, on the same day- I had meetings with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and the FM of Ukraine, Pavlo Klimkin. #LetsMakePeace!" the tweet said.

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Charlie May

Charlie May is a news writer at Salon. You can find him on Twitter at @charliejmay

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