Recently released photos show the awkward moment Donald Trump puckers up before kissing German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The pair, who have had a frosty relationship in the past, appeared to be on friendlier terms when they met at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, yesterday.
They were part of a line up of world leaders that included Boris Johnson and Canada’s Justin Trudeau, all posing on stage for the traditional “family photo”.
But as various leaders were greeting each other, cameras snapped Trump leaning in for a peck with the German chancellor.
While Trump closes both his eyes, Merkel keeps hers wide open, albeit with a smirk. We can only imagine what she was thinking.
Merkel was the only woman among the seven world leaders gathered at the summit. Last year’s G7 summit also included United Kingdom Prime Minister Theresa May. But May was forced to step down over her handling of the U.K.’s upcoming “Brexit” withdrawal from the European Union. She was replaced by new U.K. Conservative party leader Boris Johnson, a close confidant of Trump.
Trump kissing Merkel wasn’t the only Trump kiss that got some attention over the weekend.
On Sunday night, photos were released of Melania Trump kissing Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and by the looks of it, Melania is really enjoying herself.
Take a look:
First Lady Melania Trump kisses Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau next to the U.S. President Donald Trump during the family photo with invited guests at the G7 summit in Biarritz, France, August 25, 2019. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria) pic.twitter.com/HujT8zKqGH
— Sam Ro 📈 (@SamRo) August 25, 2019
Looks like Melania would rather go home with Trudeau, doesn’t it??
Seems Twitter agrees:
I’ve never seen Melania as happy as I have when she’s inches away from Justin Trudeau https://t.co/VPhYK67lyO
— Rep. Laura Burns (@HowWasThatBurn) August 25, 2019
Find someone who looks at you like Melania looks at Justin Trudeau and not at her garish husband. pic.twitter.com/hZWaHdvuJX
— Santa Claus, CEO (@SantaInc) 25. август 2019.
Please enjoy this hilarious photo of Melania Trump happily kissing Justin Trudeau while her grumpy husband looks away with downcast eyes. pic.twitter.com/KejgBG3q3q
— Richard Feren (@RichardFeren) 25. август 2019.
As Trudeau and Melania exchange greetings she says to herself “Thank you, God, I finally get to kiss a real man”. pic.twitter.com/x4N6qwgpTp
— Clorinda Cardillo (@LadyClorinda) August 25, 2019
O Canada. pic.twitter.com/qTkzSiG6YE
— Schooley (@Rschooley) August 25, 2019