Trump and Angela Merkel’s Stare-Down: Photo From G-7 Sets Internet on Fire

Photo by German chancellor “tells you a lot about how things went” at summit in Canada, tweets BuzzFeed’s David Mack

Last Updated: June 9, 2018 @ 3:01 PM

German Chancellor Angela Merkel shared a photo on her official Instagram account Saturday from the Group of Seven (G-7) summit, surrounded by other world leaders… and in mid-stare-down with President Trump.

The photo’s caption describes it as a “spontaneous meeting between two working sessions,” but a subtext of the post was picked up by many who read between the lines.

“Angela Merkel’s office has released this photo taken today at the G7, which tells you a lot about how things went,” one tweet reads.

The G-7 meetings has been marked with drought tensions between world leaders and Trump over trade disputes after Trump’s imposed tariffs, which he claims are necessary for national security.

The photo shows Merkel and other world leaders standing, with the German Chancellor locking eyes with a seated Trump, his arms crossed and a slight smirk on his face.

While Trump has already left the G-7 Saturday morning, the picture in still burning up the internet, officially becoming a Twitter Moment Saturday.