Trump’s Viral G7 Photo: The Moment You Didn’t See

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June 11, 2018Jun 11, 2018

A photo of German Chancellor Angela Merkel standing over President Donald Trump at the G7 Summit went viral on social media this week.

The liberal take on the photo is that it shows who is really in charge. That it shows the leaders of the world scolding Trump like a disobedient schoolboy.

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The conservative take on the photo is that it shows that President Trump won’t budge when it comes to foreign policy. That all the leaders in the world are desperate for Trump’s attention.

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The viral photo was shared by Angela Merkel’s social media team, who would obviously choose a photo which heavily featured the chancellor in a position of power. This wasn’t the only photo taken of the interaction, however.

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As you can see, there was also a moment of laughter shared between the world leaders as they discussed policy. It wasn’t an international intervention between the leaders of the world and Trump.

Photographers were able to select the photo that put their chosen world leader front and center to make that leader look more important or active than others.

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The policy that was being discussed was the current trade deficit that the United States has with many European countries. It is a deficit that the Trump administration has made a goal to reduce to levels that are fairer to Americans.

Trump took to Twitter to address the deficit after the G7 Summit.

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