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Our Favorite LGBTQ Celebs and Thought Leaders Respond to Trump’s ‘Surrender Summit’

Monday’s meeting between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin was one of the biggest disasters of his presidency so far. Trump met with Putin alone — despite decades of American policy — and denied that Russia had anything to do with influencing the 2016 election. The meeting was so disastrous, CNN’s John King said it should be called “the surrender summit.”

At the post-summit press conference, Putin said he wanted Trump to win, but he did nothing to make it so. Trump backed Putin up, saying, “I have great confidence in my intelligence people, but I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today. I don’t see any reason why Russia would interfere in the 2016 election.”

Today Trump is backtracking and now insists, “The sentence should have been, ‘I don’t see any reason why it wouldn’t be Russia.’ Sort of a double negative. So you can put that in, and I think that probably clarifies things pretty good by itself.”

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A photo of the “Surrender Summit”

But even with this weak faux-apology — which doesn’t even work with the full quote, as Trump’s proposed sentence runs counter to the rest of his statement — Trump has been criticized by both Republicans and Democrats.

Even die-hard Republicans like Newt Gingrich came out to criticize Trump. Paul Ryan said, “The president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally. There is no moral equivalence between the United States and Russia, which remains hostile to our most basic values and ideals.”

The “surrender summit” has even brought back up questions of the “pee tape,” which allegedly shows Trump watching prostitutes as they urinate on a bed previously slept on by the Obamas.

But leave it to some of our favorite LGBTQ celebrities and personalities to offer brilliant responses to the “Surrender Summit”:

CNN’s Anderson Cooper said the summit was disgraceful:

Comedian Billy Eichner brings up the last time a president was impeached:

He also suggested his choices for Trump’s and Pence’s replacements:

Rhea Butcher of Take My Wife was insightful about how the current situation happened:

Randy Rainbow made fun of Trump’s “apology”:

Alan Cumming is not impressed:

Wanda Sykes asked John McCain what a lot of us are thinking:

Jaboukie Young-White will celebrate if Trump is finally impeached:

Whereas Sen. Tammy Baldwin merely speaks the truth:

Openly gay Pennsylvania Rep. Brian Sims remarks on Trump’s use of “the best words”:

And finally, George Takei gives the famously nickname-happy Trump one of his own:

Did you see any particularly great “Surrender Summit” responses?