Twitter Card Not playing nice


#1

Read numerous posts and Googled half the internet.

I keep getting the dreaded “ERROR: Fetching the page failed because the request timed out.”

My setup:
WordPress 4.4
Yoast SEO v3.0.7
Verfied twitter markup and usernames are set in Social tab

Steps I have taken:

Ensured proper markup:

Verified that robots.txt and htaccess allows twitterbot IPs to pass through

Page load speed are ~2 seconds.

Any help?