Uh-oh! Bad news for Donald Trump, social media users have trolled his ‘disgraceful performance’ with Putin through the medium of memes.
The US president was slated for being in Putin’s pocket after the pair met a summit in Helsinki, Finland on Monday (July 16).
During a press conference, following ‘private talks’ which exceeded two hours, Trump surprised everybody by actually answering a question about Russian interference in the US election back in 2016.
He, naturally, dismissed any evidence put forward by US intelligence agencies Putin meddled in the campaigning or voting process, or anything of that bluster. The Donald took his word for it.
That, it later turned out, was his undoing. Don’t the press know about memes?
Take a look at some of these zingers:
Trump Feels Putins Muscle, via Cartoons – Cagle Post http://www.cagle.com/ed-wexler/2017/02/trump-feels-putins-muscle #Cartoons #Commentary #PoliticalCartoons
— Tony Walton (@UnoamorWalton) July 16, 2018
In a joint press-conference with Putin, Trump said, as per Mail Online:
They said they think it’s Russia. I have President Putin. He just said it’s not Russia. I will say this – I don’t see any reason why it would be.
I have great confidence in my intelligence people. But I will tell you that President Putin was extremely strong and powerful in his denial today.
Moments earlier, Putin had said:
Yes, I wanted him to win because he spoke of normalisation of Russian-US ties.
And what a big shiny red tie Trump has got! What an age we live in.
The last time the US president was condemned on social media in the thousands, was his recent his meeting with Queen Liz.
During a guard of honour of the Coldstream Guards, Trump was walking in front of the Queen – which takes guts to be fair – leaving her to decide which side of him to go as she caught up with him.
To make matters worse, earlier in the day, when Trump and his wife Melania first greeted the Queen, neither of them did what’s considered good manners when greeting a monarch.
The proper protocol is for a woman to curtsy and a man to bow. The Trumps simply shook hands.
Now, to be fair, it’s not in any rule book that you HAVE to curtsy or bow, so the Trumps aren’t in the wrong. Plus, America was built on escaping monarchy, so it’s fully appropriate when you think about it.
The Trump greeting was in stark contrast to Theresa May meeting the Queen last month, when her wildly deep curtsy caught the eye of some meme lords who decided to have a field day taking the mick.
A royal family spokesperson told the Independent, while it’s a general courtesy to ‘curtsy or bow’ before members of the royal family, particularly the Queen, it was technically still down to personal choice.
The official monarch guidelines say there are actually no obligatory codes of behaviour but it’s seen as good manners to conform to tradition.
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