Sergey Lavrov makes fun of Donald Trump

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Russia’s foreign minister burns Donald Trump while meeting with European officials

Everybody had a good laugh.

 

Josh Katzowitz

Tech

Published May 20, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 1:47 pm CDT

Say this for the Russian Foreign Ministry: It’s got a biting sense of humor.

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While Americans are inundated by the multiple investigations into Russia’s alleged ties to the Donald Trump administration—former FBI director James Comey is going to testify publicly, and investigators are now looking directly at people working inside the White House—Russia is having fun at the expense of one of this month’s biggest stories.

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Namely that Trump passed classified intelligence to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during an Oval Office meeting.

On Thursday, Lavrov burned Trump in front of Thorbjørn Jagland, the secretary general of the Council of Europe, after he asked if he should be worried about the photographers who were snapping pictures of the meeting.

The backstory here is that Trump banned the U.S. media from his meeting with Lavrov earlier this month but allowed in a Russian photographer, who later released photos (much to the surprise of the administration) and who later was found to have recorded the meeting.

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Clearly, Lavrov is having fun at the expense of Trump and the American people. When he participated in a press conference with the U.S. press, he sarcastically expressed shock that Trump had fired Comey. The joke, then, was on Comey. This week, though, the joke was on Trump.

What’s not quite as funny, though, is what the Russian Embassy in the U.K. tweeted on Friday, pushing the theory that Seth Rich, a DNC staffer who was murdered last year, was leaking damaging emails to WikiLeaks during the presidential election.

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*First Published: May 20, 2017, 9:58 am CDT