Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov appeared to mock reporters Wednesday morning after they asked about the news that FBI Director James Comey had been fired by President Donald Trump the previous day.
“Was he fired?” Lavrov said in apparent feigned shock after NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell asked whether Comey’s firing would cast a shadow over Lavrov’s talks with the Trump administration Wednesday.
“You are kidding — you are kidding,” he said, rolling his eyes.
Lavrov had briefly greeted journalists alongside Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday morning. The men shook hands in front of the cameras as reporters tried to ask questions.
“I want to welcome Foreign Minister Lavrov to the State Department and express my appreciation for making the trip to Washington so that we can continue our dialogue and our exchange of views that began in Moscow,” Tillerson said, before ushering Lavrov away.
Lavrov is set to meet with Trump on Wednesday morning in the Oval Office to discuss the creation of “de-escalation zones” inside Syria.
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