Social media users vented their anger at President Trump’s plan to invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House this fall.
Twitter.com imploded after White House Press secretary Sarah Sanders announced the plan to invite Putin on Twitter.com on Thursday.
The news was not taken lightly by the Democrats who howled their disapproval and disgust after the U.S. president declared Putin did not meddle in the 2016 presidential election.
The American people better be standing shoulder to shoulder in the streets if Putin steps one foot in America.
— debdlund (@DebdLun) July 19, 2018
Trump walked back his statement during a meeting with members of Congress on Tuesday. He said he had misspoken, and he added that Putin should stop meddling in U.S. elections.
But Trump also said he looked forward to meeting again with Putin after the two leaders talked in private at the NATO Summit in Helsinki earlier this week.
As liberal news network anchors on CNN screeched about Trump’s plans to invite Putin to Washington, Trump took to Twitter.com to taunt the “many haters who wanted to see a boxing match” between him and Putin.
If Putin accepts the invitation to Washington, D.C., it will be his first visit to the White House in over a decade.
Twitter users are still besides themselves, calling Trump a “TRAITOR!” as they vent about the upcoming visit.
“Putin should be held accountable for ordering the Russian attacks on the 2016 election, not invited to the WH right before the next election,” tweeted California Senator Kamala Harris.
Putin should be held accountable for ordering the Russian attacks on the 2016 election, not invited to the WH right before the next election.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) July 19, 2018
.@realDonaldTrump-I don’t know what’s more insane. The fact you just invited Putin to the White House, or the fact you think you’ll still be president by the fall. Make it easy on everyone and just resign in disgrace now. Instead of resigning in disgrace later or being impeached.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) July 19, 2018
I'm so excited! Putin is going to come to Washington this fall to PERSONALLY oversee the midterm elections his hackers are busy stealing for the Republicans!
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) July 19, 2018
Everyone said that Trump would double-down on his press conference remarks after the phony would/not walk-back. Well, Trump just doubled-doubled by inviting Vlad Putin to the White House. This is a big F.U. to his critics.
— David Corn (@DavidCornDC) July 19, 2018
Trump just formally invited Putin to Washington, on Twitter.
I guess #TreasonSummit isn't enough?
Get him out of the White House.
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) July 19, 2018
Trump inviting Putin to Washington is the stupidest thing Trump has done since, like, 15 minutes ago.
— TrentaCapelli (@OkCallMeAL) July 19, 2018
Why is Trump inviting Putin to the White House even though he meddled in the election? https://t.co/z6b3XoXoVB
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) July 19, 2018
Friends, if this happens, lets plan the mother of all marches in DC–to peacefully demonstrate against Trump doing to the US what his BFF Putin did to Russia. RT if you are with me. https://t.co/wXaFbP5bgV
— Norm Eisen (@NormEisen) July 19, 2018
Trump has invited Putin to Washington for the first time, but in reality Putin has occupied the Oval Office since Trump’s inauguration.
— Kaivan Shroff (@KaivanShroff) July 19, 2018
I’m telling you if Putin step foot over here he best be arrested at the airport.
— Patricia Arquette (@PattyArquette) July 19, 2018
Trump invited Putin to Washington because it's customary to take a tour of your new home before you move in.
— Nick Jack Pappas (@Pappiness) July 19, 2018
Trump triples down and invites the boss over for dinner.https://t.co/3h3vLTwwKh
— Rick Wilson (@TheRickWilson) July 19, 2018
I think Donald is hearing the American people’s concern for his treasons acts-
—- oh wait ——
—- BREAKING NEWS——-
Donald has invited Putin to the White House in the fall to sleep in Lincoln’s Bed & sit at the President’s desk
— MommaT (@tweetmommybop) July 19, 2018
He's getting bolder. If Putin visits we should shut down the entire nation. Flood the streets, block all traffic. This might be the last chance.
— Kurt Hegre (@KurtHegrePhoto) July 19, 2018