by Katie Leach · June 9, 2018
A picture of German Chancellor Angela Merkel dominating a circle of world leaders and staring down President Trump quickly went viral on Saturday after she posted the picture to Instagram.
The image was described as a “spontaneous meeting between two working sessions” according to the caption on the German leader’s official Instagram account, and social media users quickly ran with the photo.
Featured in the shot are Merkel, Trump, U.S. national security adviser John Bolton, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and multiple other high-level delegates.
The fact that Angela Merkel’s team shared this photo shows how much they despise Trump. pic.twitter.com/RIb7esIPWw
— Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) June 9, 2018
The body language pic.twitter.com/E9o6TPzek6
— Laura Rozen (@lrozen) June 9, 2018
Angela Merkel’s office released this photo. A meeting between meetings at the G7…
No words are needed about who’s thinking what here. Just marvel at the different expressions. Europe, Japan, and the United States.
It’s like looking at Da Vinci’s The Last Supper.
— David Videcette (@DavidVidecette) June 9, 2018
At the G-7 Trump is Merkel-splained pic.twitter.com/hfjANZ0rdp
— William Bain (@William_Bain) June 9, 2018
Many users suggested her body language was telling of heightened tensions over trade relations between Trump and other G7 leaders. Trump warned the group on Saturday that the days of countries allegedly taking advantage of the U.S. on trade is “over.”
Trump left the global economic summit early to head to his upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore.
Washington Examiner · by Katie Leach · June 9, 2018