What is going on?
I mean, sure, we’re all very confused about politics lately, but the Russian Embassy’s latest tweet about the United States is truly simply mind-boggling.
Everyone is curious because on Monday afternoon the Russian Embassy’s official U.S. Twitter account sent out a pretty cryptic tweet. It stated that according to Russian envoy and Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, “There have been no the discussions between Russia and the United States about the lifting of sanctions.”
So that’s fine, but the strange component is the attached photograph a table filled with burgers, fries, ketchup bottles, newspaper towel and some delicious appearing tea/ juice-like beverages.
To review, the Russian Embassy said there have been no the discussions between Russia and the U.S ., and then posted a photo of some burgers.
Great. This is good. Very clear.
Twitter users keeping track of the world’s affairs were of course puzzled by the choice of image as well, and aired their collective disarray on the platform.
The people needed to know what the burgers meant. What type of meat was on them? What was the symbolism here? Why was this not a table of pizza? Is this an insult to Americans? Are these rat burgers?
The Peskov quote tweeted alongside the mysterious burger image comes from the following article, also included in the tweet, which references the Russia has imposed on several products originating insanction targeting countries.
While this latest tweet is definitely one to meditate, the Russian Embassy’s US and UK Twitter accounts are no stranger to trolling Trump and the rest of America with alt-right memes, sassy hacking accusation defenses, a photo of a duck and even an occasional retweet of Trump.
What a time to be online.