Angela Merkel and Donald Trump: A study in contrasting images from G7
Photographs from the Group of Seven summit provided by the German and American governments suggest contrasting images of their leaders.world Updated: Jun 10, 2018 12:03 IST
Who’s in charge here? Photographs from the Group of Seven summit provided by the German and American governments suggest contrasting images of their leaders.
In a photo released by the German Federal Government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stands surrounded by other leaders as she peers down at President Donald Trump, who is seated with his arms crossed and returns her gaze.
An official White House photograph from the summit shows Trump holding forth as Merkel, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan listen.
It is among several photos the White House sent to news media after the German government released the Merkel photo.
Twitter users had a lot to say about the viral photograph. Sample some reactions:
Also shoutout to dude on the left looking directly into the camera like an episode of The Office— Josh (@notjoshlowe) June 9, 2018
This guy’s had enough. pic.twitter.com/FXuoEaDUsp— Josh (@notjoshlowe) June 9, 2018
Donald Trump’s body language says it all. Defiance before Germany’s Chancellor Merkel at the G7 summit.— Armando Perez (@iluispc_perez) June 9, 2018
Someone needs to make a painting of this.— K/O (@HNPSWA4) June 9, 2018
Is it weird that I want to make this my screensaver— MargauXXX (@margauxgthier) June 9, 2018
We have Merkel staring him down, do we? She has the upper position of power, and he sits in the subordinate lower position with his arms crossed in defense. No getting around body language.— Jezus, Mary and Joe (@boewid) June 9, 2018
This looks like an intervention— 🌻NylOhro🌻 (@NylOhro) June 9, 2018
First Published: Jun 10, 2018 11:59 IST