Russia

Is Russia’s Foreign Minister Telling on Trump?

JM Ashby
Written by JM Ashby

Here's a curious thing.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov spoke to NBC News and floated the idea that Trump and his boss Vladimir Putin may have met more than the two times we already know about during the G20 meeting.

Actually, Lavrov began by saying they met "three times" which would be news itself.

They might have met even much more than just three times,” he told NBC News’ Keir Simmons in an exclusive interview, dismissing speculation about the leaders' meetings.

"Maybe they went to the toilet together," he joked.

Lavrov went on to compare Trump and Putin's private chats to children talking to each other at school, saying the two of them spoke like kids in kindergarten.

He was seemingly trying to downplay the gravity of their conversations, but I find it curious that he would even the float the idea that they shared more private moments than we previously knew about. That's not an accident or simple anecdote.

I'm reminded that the only reason we obtained photos of Trump's meeting in the oval office with Lavrov and the former Russian ambassador (pictured above) is because the Russian foreign ministry published them. No members of the American press were allowed into the meeting but one Russian photographer was present.

  • muselet

    Sergey Lavrov is reminding Donald Trump that Vladimir Putin owns him, and not being especially subtle about it.

    (Every time I see that photo, I think Sergey Lavrov and Sergey Kislyak are joking in Russian about what a boob Trump is, and Trump is asking, “What’s so funny?”)

    –alopecia

  • It’s all part of Putin’s “casting doubt” campaign. It’s the psych-ops success of the 21st Century.

  • Victor the Crab

    “Maybe they went to the toilet together,” he joked.

    Wouldn’t be a surprise if they did. I can see Putin telling Drumph, “I need to take giant dump in shitter. You, Comrade Fat-ka, will be at side to wipe Russia leader’s bunghole spotless, da?”

    A shakingly mortified Drumph responds: “Y-y-y-y-y-yes sir… O great and powerful dear leader sir.” with tears coming down his chubby, spray tanned cheeks.