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.
— Jean Dunn ???? (@jeandunn52) June 9, 2018
— Alberto Nardelli (@AlbertoNardelli) June 9, 2018
— Evie the Cat (@HMCabinetCat) June 9, 2018
— pelle (@pelled86) June 9, 2018
My God, this G7 is producing a hell of a set of images.
Has Angela Merkel placed Trump on the naughty seat? pic.twitter.com/yMIJr1nE1U
— John O'Brennan (@JohnOBrennan2) June 9, 2018
Your public needs you!
We need you too!
Would you not rather have your
precious little ingénue?
ANDRÉ AND FIRMIN
The world wants you.
first lady of the stage!
are on their knees
to implore you! pic.twitter.com/9b57F21GVN
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) June 9, 2018
This is a Renaissance Painting. https://t.co/vNOJOFLLTl
— Pete Forester (@pete_forester) June 9, 2018
Angela Merkel's office has released this photo taken today at the G7, which tells you a lot about how things went. pic.twitter.com/IXX6K3ayys
— David Mack (@davidmackau) June 9, 2018
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) June 9, 2018
MERKEL: When I say "tariffs are bad" and press down on your foot, you smile and nod.
MERKEL: (Stepping on Trump's foot) Tariffs are a tax on consumers, and will hurt all economies.
TRUMP: (Stares blankly, then turns and whispers to Abe) I think she's talking to you. pic.twitter.com/z6l1phwYa2
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) June 9, 2018