So far, the highlight of the G20 summit in Argentina has been the spectacle of Vladmir Putin and Mohammad bin Salman “high-fiving” one another as they met to discuss expanding their respective spheres of influence in the world. According to Josh Marshall from Talking Points Memo, “Heads of state high fives are always wild to see”. And murderers gleefully exchanging high fives are wilder…
Good Lord! I actually predicted this (maybe low energy high five or side five but still!) pic.twitter.com/2TXnl70V4o
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) November 30, 2018
While Putin and bin Salman were asserting their alpha dominance, Trump could be seen skulking in the background.
Question: Is this the face you make when you see your ex with someone new?
Honestly a defining image of the Trump presidency. pic.twitter.com/To5aQKF6du
— Jesse Lee (@JesseCharlesLee) November 30, 2018
Poor Donny has just realized that not only has he been replaced, but that the diminishment of the American President, which is routinely displayed through the incompetence of Trump and his Administration, actually leads to the erosion of American diplomatic influence on the world stage.