German Chancellor Angela Merkel welcomed President Donald Trump to the G-20 summit in Hamburg this Thursday, but before they attempted to solve some of the world’s pressing issues, they stood for a photo op.
And boy, it’s all people can talk about on social media right now.
As per usual, commenters cherry-picked a few of the more unflattering shots of the two world leaders, using them as an opportunity to take a shot at Trump on his European trip.
Here are just a few of the highlights from Thursday’s Twitter explosion:
We are all Angela Merkel pic.twitter.com/42WX7ot4cV
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) July 6, 2017
Merkel looks horrified,
and Trump clueless.
Perfectly captured. pic.twitter.com/jyagZ7IaFL
— Amy Siskind (@Amy_Siskind) July 6, 2017
— Cas Mudde ✊ (@CasMudde) July 6, 2017
What if this AP photog captured the moment Trump and Merkel switched bodies pic.twitter.com/UEMYDEN5am
— Marie Solis (@msolis14) July 6, 2017
Of course, tensions between the two world leaders have been high since Trump took office. The two do not necessarily see eye to eye on a lot of the issues facing the Western world today.
Earlier on Thursday, Twitter users also tried to say that Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda refused to shake Trump’s hand, instead opting to go straight for Melania Trump, but that has since been debunked.
So instead of using that as an opportunity to learn, Twitter users continue to use single images to put words in politicians’ mouths with no context whatsoever.