Trump: “Put ‘er there Justin.”
Trudeau: “I’d prefer not to.”
Trudeau: “Shinzo told me it’d be a bad idea.”
It was a meeting focusing on trade, immigration and defence.
But when one of the world’s most progressive, liberal and popular leaders has his first meeting with arguably one of the world’s most reactionary, conservative and divisive, it was always going to be so much more than just that.
And so it was when US President Donald Trump met Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Washington on Monday (US time).
While the pair reportedly enjoyed fruitful talks centring on their historically close relationship, most of the attention fell on the sideshow. Namely, a handshake.
The photos which have gone viral since the meeting, shows Mr Trump extending a hand, seemingly inviting Mr Trudeau to shake it, while Mr Trudeau looks at the hand, non-committal, hands clasped and arguably quizzical.
The picture was manna from heaven for the jokers on social media platforms.
Source: The New Daily 14/02/2017