One Magnificent Photo Sums Up Donald Trump’s G-7 Visit

German Chancellor Angela Merkel shares a picture that says a thousand words.

Perhaps no other photo is in more need of a thorough caption than the one released Saturday by the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel from the Group of Seven’s annual meeting in Quebec.

Tense and confrontational, it appears to sum up President Donald Trump’s entire trip, which highlighted divisions among the global powers.

The image dramatically depicts the German leader in an assertive pose, planting both hands firmly on a crisp tablecloth as she addresses President Donald Trump, who is seated before her with his arms crossed wearing a dispassionate expression.

Beside Trump is his national security adviser, John Bolton, apparently speaking above the locked eyes of the U.S. and German leaders. A seemingly unimpressed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe gazes at the group.

The description attached by Merkel’s office is a totally unsatisfying one.

“Day two of the G7 summit in Canada: spontaneous meeting between two working sessions,” it reads.

Although we don’t know what was really going on at that moment, the image garnered plenty of commentary from armchair body-language experts on the internet:

1 reply

  1. Trump has shown that he is a though man, he is not a President but he is a talent bussiness man. He know what good for US and for the world.

    He is a Reformer— mojority is not like a reformer— just like MGA Ahmadiyya Massiah where majority Muslim reject Ahmadiyya. It is OK.

    US citizen feel happy with US economy today where Trump has successeded to create thousand Jobs in short time. Ahmadiyyah Muslim enjoy to live in US. It is cool.

    Ahmadiyyah and Rafiq should be thankful and appreciate to US and help US when US beed them— do not follow those who hate US—

    All love ❤️

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