Things got even more surreal when Trump and Putin conducted a joint press conference which freaked a lot of people out. Particularly bizarre was Trump's plan to let Putin guard the henhouse:
"I addressed directly with President Putin the issue of Russian interference in our elections. I felt this was a message best delivered in person. Spent a great deal of time talking about it. And President Putin may very well want to address it, and very strongly, because he feels very strongly about it, and he has an interesting idea."
He trusts Putin over the members of his own country's security/intelligence apparatus:
"So 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."
Okay, Vlad says he's innocent, so he must be innocent!
As a kid, the classic WLIR used to play this song, which even during the tail end of the Cold War seemed a bit of a novelty song:
Somehow, it doesn't seem all that funny anymore.