Trump was accused of treason after Putin summit, but at least the memes were good

Mimi Launder
Tuesday 17 July 2018 12:15
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Donald Trump's highly anticipated summit with Vladmir Putin in Helsinki didn't go quite to plan.

Unless he planned to be slated as "treasonous", "disgusting" and the man behind "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory".

These comments come not just from anyone, but a former CIA director, a Republican strategist and a Republican senator, respectively.

This bipartisan, fierce condemnation of Trump follows his decision to back Russian denials over interference in the 2016 US election.

During an extraordinary joint press conference with Putin at the tail-end of the summit, he said he could think of "no reason" why Russia would be involved in the meddling.

But at least Trump achieved something: a temporary agreement across political parties, united in horror at the US president's words, and memes. Lots of memes.

That's not how logic works, Trump.

The whole thing was reminiscent of a certain meme.

There were so many questions left unanswered.

Like why didn't they just negotiate via hologram?

And what happens now?

Lost, scared and utterly confused, people used their creativity to make some sense of the situation.

There were some really inventive ideas.

And puppetry-based humour really got its time in the limelight.

As is now traditional when humiliating politicians, even the dictionary got involved.

Twice.

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