Ted Lieu, California Democratic Representative since 2015, has called it. He did not mince his words and then Twitter discussed the topic. At length.
Dear @realDonaldTrump: Even if we ignored Russia's bad behavior, it doesn't deserve to be in the G-7 because it's not even a top ten economy. Both Brazil & India have far larger economies.
Why didn't you invite them? Is it because they didn't help you win the Electoral College? https://t.co/O2XjHOFD8C
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) June 8, 2018
IT’S BECAUSE BRAZILIANS AND INDIANS ARE BROWN…
— Meesh (@VirtualBondGirl) June 8, 2018
Italy has a bigger economy than Russia. They're not the superpower they like to pretend they are. It's so clear Trump is compromised, and acting on Putin’s behalf. And still, no congressional oversight.
— Toby Storm ⛈️ (@TobyasStorm) June 8, 2018
Say what you will about Trump, he sure is loyal to the country that elected him. https://t.co/7Lw4gvLi3y
— Rep. John Yarmuth (@RepJohnYarmuth) June 8, 2018
Trump now wants to pardon Putin over Crimea. Weakness. https://t.co/0TxwPPyp4D
— Nicholas Burns (@RNicholasBurns) June 8, 2018
Of course Trump wants to pardon Putin. He owes his job to him. He does have to pay him back
— Matt Boston -Publius (@mattoboston) June 8, 2018
By the way, here is Ted Lieu’s bio from his Twitter homepage:
“Husband of Betty, the love of my life. Father of two great kids. USAF veteran. Member of Congress. In that order. Also, I don’t take orders from Vladimir Putin.”
Way to go, Ted!