June 9, the second day of this year’s G-7 summit in Canada, when a photographer captured a striking image of President Trump surrounded by a host of world leaders
Let’s start with Merkel. With both hands down on the table in front of her, she’s leaning in during what appears to be a tense discussion, staring straight at her American counterpart and cast in a light that presents her as the central figure, the power. Jesco Denzel, an official German government photographer at the summit, did his job here: the image was released by the Germans with a caption that referred to the scene as a “spontaneous meeting between two working sessions.”
Also pictured are Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, with arms crossed and an uncertain look on his face; John Bolton, the U.S. National Security Adviser, staring blankly; British Prime Minister Theresa May, who is identifiable here only by her hair; and French President Emmanuel Macron, with one hand on the table. (A day earlier, a different image involving Trump and Macron picked up steam: one that showed Trump’s hand, squeezed so hard by Macron that one of his finger’s left an imprint.)
And then there is Trump, who has locked eyes with the trio of American allies who, on the second day of this summit, are not pleased with his presence and performance, past and present.
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