Secretary of State Rex Tillerson flew to Moscow today for meetings with Russian leaders. President Putin announced before Tillerson landed that he would not meet with the US Secretary of State.
Rex Tillerson had met with Vladimir Putin several times as CEO of Exxon Corporation.
Sean Spicer mocked the ‘Russia conspiracy nuts’ after Putin turned away Tillerson today.
Sean Spicer: I would say that there is a bit of irony that for all of these talks that have been perpetuated about back-channels and direct links that now it’s well they won’t meet with you and does that undermine the relationship that I’ve heard time and time again. I think it’s interesting that we went from all of these direct links to Russia to now are we disappointed that we can’t get a meeting with him. There’s a bit of irony in the question.