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JUST IN: White House furious After Being Trolled with Russia Oval Office Photos

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The White House is furious with the Russian government! What a way to deal with President Donald Trump?

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Trump never anticipated that the Russians would make use of the pictures of an Oval Office meeting between Trump, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russia’s ambassador to the US, a White House official reveals.

The pictures of Wednesday’s meeting were taken by a Russian photographer one day after James Comey was fired by Trump, raising questions about a possible link between Trump and Moscow.

The White House refused to post the photos until Thursday.

“They tricked us,” an angry White House official said. “That’s the problem with the Russians — they lie,” the official added.

The Russians made use of the photos taken to troll Trump in their social media. The Russian Foreign Ministry had used the picture of Trump smiling and shaking hands with Lavrov on Twitter. The foreign minister also posted a video of Lavrov joking about the FBI Director, Comey scandal.

The White House has complained that Russia tricked them. However, Susan Rice said on Twitter: “No kidding!”

Trump didn’t allow American reporters from photographing this special meeting and gave access to Russian photographers.

“It is ridiculous to say that an ambassador can’t meet with the President as part of a visit from a foreign minister. It’s standard practice,” an official said.

Trump confirmed to NBC News that Putin asked whether he would meet with Lavrov.

“When I spoke with Putin, he asked me whether or not I would see Lavrov,” Trump said. “Now what do I … should I say no I’m not gonna see him? I said I will see him.”

Trump said he wasn’t concerned about potential bad optics of meeting with Lavrov and Kislyak a day after firing Comey.

“I never thought about it,” he said. “It was set up a while ago and, frankly, I could have waited but what difference does it make?”

“I’m not looking for cosmetics,” he said. “I’m looking to do a great job for the country.”

Maria Zakharova, a spokeswoman for Russia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said : “The format did not imply that the photos were being kept secret.”

 

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