President Trump met with Germany’s Chancellor, Angela Merkel, at the White House today. It was a meeting meant to shape the working relationship between the two world powers.
But there were awkward moments- like when Trump said both he and Merkel had been wire tapped and when Merkel asked for a handshake.
Do see below:
Photographers: Can we get a handshake?
Merkel (to Trump): Do you want to have a handshake?
Trump: *no response*
Merkel: *makes awkward face* pic.twitter.com/ehgpCnWPg7
— David Mack (@davidmackau) March 17, 2017
The irony Germany is bulwark against fascism is too sad to even think about. I hope Merkel survives elections against a fake news onslaught
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) March 17, 2017
— Raging Bull NO TRUMP ↙️ (@ToDropADime2) March 17, 2017
Merkel at WH press conference: "I've always said it's much, much better to talk to one another, not about one another." pic.twitter.com/C6Wmnbjsji
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) March 17, 2017
Angela Merkel during the joint press conference, more or less. pic.twitter.com/SmaN7OHUiB
— Hawt Wyre (@hawtwyre) March 17, 2017
Merkel's reaction sums up everyone's reaction to Trump's Tweets. pic.twitter.com/gL2enUHrzT
— Professeur Pratap🧐🇫🇷 (@AbhishekPrtp) March 17, 2017
In summary, reporters ask Merkel important questions about trade and ask Trump if he regrets his ridiculous tweets. Yup, everything is fine.
— Alex George (@AlexGeorge424) March 17, 2017
— Flushpuppy (@pricepuppy) March 17, 2017
The pathological liar uses Angela Merkel to continue his lying crap & press laughs. He may be POTUS but he's sick. Don't normalize.
— Rob Reiner (@robreiner) March 17, 2017
— HuffPost (@HuffPost) March 17, 2017
— 🏳️🌈❄🌊 ~Roni~ 🌊❄🏳️🌈 (@paleblueeyes24) March 17, 2017
Merkel: A tale of three Presidents pic.twitter.com/ffVBxNrLcw
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 17, 2017
Donald Trump will always be one of the most embarrassing things the United States has ever done.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) March 17, 2017
Some men are threatened by powerful women.
Some aren't. pic.twitter.com/6lFm2TNbtU
— Mikel Jollett (@Mikel_Jollett) March 17, 2017
I can't breathe 😂😂😂😂 Merkel represents Germany like a boss pic.twitter.com/123RFLNH9Z
— chrys 🏳️🌈 (@Csad_a) March 17, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump shows once again his inexperience and lack of chivalry standing next to Ms. Merkel. She's now the leader of the free world
— Vicente Fox Quesada (@VicenteFoxQue) March 17, 2017
Yesterday Sean Spicer accused UK of spying on Trump. Today Trump refused to shake Angela Merkel's hand. This is how they treat our friends.
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) March 17, 2017
Angela Merkel has a PhD in quantum chemistry.
Donald Trump misspelled "tap."
Not exactly a meeting of the minds. pic.twitter.com/9oBSwk6eDy
— Rick G. Rosner (@dumbassgenius) March 17, 2017
Comparing the intellectual acumen of Merkel w/ Trump is like the difference between the ocean and an inflatable backyard pool. #TrumpMerkel
— Bill Madden (@activist360) March 17, 2017