In a lighthearted moment at the G-20 in Hamburg, Germany on Friday, Russian President Vladimir Putin found some common ground with President Donald Trump in mocking the U.S. media.
“Вот эти тебя обижали?”: Путин и Трамп обсудили на встрече журналистов pic.twitter.com/cWZQA8HjSC
— Дмитрий Смирнов (@dimsmirnov175) July 7, 2017
As reporters were being ushered out of the room during the public portion of their meeting, Putin leaned over to Trump and jokingly asked:
“These are the ones that insulted you?”
Trump laughed and responded, “These are the ones.” Putin seemed pretty amused as well.
The joke quickly made the rounds on social media after the English translation was dropped:
"These are the ones that insulted you?" Putin asked Trump, gesturing at the journalists being ushered out of the room. Chuckles all around https://t.co/yNiAF3Skfr
— Alec Luhn (@ASLuhn) July 7, 2017
If history is any indicator, there is one group that will not be laughing: the media.
There was already plenty of speculation swirling about Trump’s handshake with Putin and what the two world leaders discussed in their closed-door meeting.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Trump opened the meeting by confronting Putin about reports of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. Putin reportedly denied being involved.