A photo German Chancellor Angela Merkel shared on social media has gone viral, with liberals claiming she’s berating President Trump while she stands over him at the G7 Summit.
The photo has been claimed a “victory” by both liberals and conservatives, despite the fact that it shows who’s really in charge (i.e., the guy casually sitting down while others jump through hoops for his attention).
— Bastian Brauns (@BastianBrauns) June 10, 2018
Merkel, who has been dubbed “German Hillary,” clearly understands the power of propaganda and getting your narrative out first. While the photo she shared went viral with the “she’s-the-boss” narrative that Merkel wanted to promote, what people didn’t see was that in the same moments, Merkel and the entire group burst out into laughter.
What a difference a second makes pic.twitter.com/DGqx7IJ7zR
— Matt Dawson (@SaintRPh) June 10, 2018
German reporter Fabian Reinbold tweeted several different angles of the photo, showing how each world leader put him or herself at the center of power in the informal group snapshot. Apparently, the photographic arms race is even fiercer than the nuclear arms race.
One scene – four different perspectives #G7
1) by Merkel‘s team 🇩🇪
2) by Macron’s team 🇫🇷
3) by Conte’s team 🇮🇹
4) by Trump’s team 🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/q3qaSfaiQS
— Fabian Reinbold (@fabreinbold) June 9, 2018
— Adorable Deplorable 🇺🇸 (@OliMauritania) June 11, 2018
(Read more from “Here’s the Photo You Didn’t See: Moments From Merkel’s Viral G7 Shot the Scene Changed” HERE)