Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau handshake memes: Truth behind ‘awkward’ photo


mentalfloss
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Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau handshake memes: Truth behind ‘awkward’ photo

And all it takes is just one photo and a picture-perfect expression for the internet to work its magic.

Cue meme gold.

US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Donald Trump became their own meme following what appeared to be at first glance a very awkward handshake.

But on closer inspection, all is not quite what it seems.

Donald Trump, Justin Trudeau handshake memes: Truth behind (external - login to view)
 
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Johnnny
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While on another hand Trudeau appeared to be exstatic and all smiles in other photos though
 
mentalfloss
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Trudeau 1
Trump -1000000000


Seriously though, he nailed it.
 
Locutus
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Trump grabs another pussy
 
Remington1
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I don't see it, but I commend the two men for their obvious respect for each others differences. From what we were able to see on television, Trudeau represented us well and I'm sure the Americans felt the same.
 
lone wolf
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Trudeau hopes digits return from snake shake
 
Locutus
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other than being a pretentious dick by switching to francais in the White House. perhaps it helps the pony mask his uh's, um's and other derps.
 
Cliffy
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

other than being a pretentious dick by switching to francais in the White House. perhaps it helps the pony mask his uh's, um's and other derps.

Yur just jealous cuz you picked a Cheeto who can't read to be yur hero.
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

Trump grabs another pussy

Sean Spicer wasn't there.
 
Locutus
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Quote: Originally Posted by CliffyView Post

Yur just jealous cuz you picked a Cheeto who can't read to be yur hero.

weak

Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Sean Spicer wasn't there.

weaker
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

weak



weaker


Lame
 
Bar Sinister
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It was quite interesting to see the CBC analysis of the body language of the meeting. Apparently Trudeau completely dominated the Dumpster physically.
 
Johnnny
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Lets hope that Trump doesnt clue in and take offence because even without NAFTA, Trump can still crush us in other ways...

Rob Merrifield: Trump (external - login to view)
 
Hoof Hearted
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Locutus
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thstop that mithter Trump!
 
Bar Sinister
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Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnnyView Post

Lets hope that Trump doesnt clue in and take offence because even without NAFTA, Trump can still crush us in other ways...

Rob Merrifield: Trump (external - login to view)

Canada also has a lower dollar advantage. Is the US likely to devalue its currency as well? Probably not; and the tax advantage Canada has is not as great as it seems due to the numerous special tax breaks granted to US corporations. For many of them this effectively lowers US corporate taxes by 10 to 15%.
 
Danbones
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i wonder if it was a so called Freudian slip
joe trudeau....joe stalin...joke obomba
ah.....the left behind
 
mentalfloss
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Quote: Originally Posted by LocutusView Post

thstop that mithter Trump!

 
Cannuck
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I'd love to see Justin and Donald have a boxing match. That would be great. It would be so great, so great. People would get tired of the greatness
 
Remington1
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Well, Spicer referred to JT has 'Joe from Canada', how stupid and gauche is this man?? If he forgot Trudeau's name, as a man supposedly experienced in public speaking, he should have said " The Prime Minister of Canada". What is with these bozo's!! They keep giving SNL more and more material for free!!
 
Mowich
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Quote: Originally Posted by Remington1View Post

Well, Spicer referred to JT has 'Joe from Canada', how stupid and gauche is this man?? If he forgot Trudeau's name, as a man supposedly experienced in public speaking, he should have said " The Prime Minister of Canada". What is with these bozo's!! They keep giving SNL more and more material for free!!

Whoever chose Spicer as Press Sec obviously didn't bother to find out if he was qualified for the job - so far it appears that he isn't.
 
Cannuck
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He probably didn't know that Canada had a prime minister or even how to pronounce trudeau
 
pgs
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

He probably didn't know that Canada had a prime minister or even how to pronounce trudeau

And he should , Why exactly ? Americans aren't well known for their knowledge of other countries and their respective political systems . We are constantly reminded of the ignorant American on these threads daily .
You should feel smug in the knowledge that you are Canadian and far superior to any sad sack American .
And besides it is fun looking down your nose at those poor slobs .
 
Cannuck
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Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

And he should , Why exactly ?

Because he holds an important position in the administration and Canada is an important friend, ally and trading partner.

I should be astonished that I have to explain that but, not surprisingly, I'm not. I anticipated I would have to
 
lone wolf
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Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by CannuckView Post

I'd love to see Justin and Donald have a boxing match. That would be great. It would be so great, so great. People would get tired of the greatness

Yuge, it'd be Yuge

Quote: Originally Posted by MowichView Post

Whoever chose Spicer as Press Sec obviously didn't bother to find out if he was qualified for the job - so far it appears that he isn't.

so far it's looking like that's how you get a job with trump. As long as you know nothing about the job, you're hired. Remember? He wanted to drain the swamp? Seems he meant of people who know how to do the job.

Quote: Originally Posted by lone wolfView Post

The look from our PM...priceless. It's like trump is trying to hand him a half eaten donut.
 
Curious Cdn
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Quote: Originally Posted by DanbonesView Post

i wonder if it was a so called Freudian slip
joe trudeau....joe stalin...joke obomba
ah.....the left behind

You are so right! Justin Trudeau is EXACTLY like Joe Stalin.

I can't tell them apart, either.

Quote: Originally Posted by TwilaView Post


The look from our PM...priceless. It's like trump is trying to hand him a half eaten donut.

That's because Trump really did just offer him a donut ... an alternate donut.

Quote: Originally Posted by pgsView Post

And he should , Why exactly ? Americans aren't well known for their knowledge of other countries and their respective political systems.

... or very much else, for that matter.
[see: Sean Spicer and his extensive bank of knowledge.]
 
tay
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mentalfloss
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Extreme vetting.
 
Twila
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Quote: Originally Posted by mentalflossView Post

Extreme vetting.

for some it's just extreme venting.
 
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