The G7 summit kicked off in Biarritz, France on Saturday, with the second day of the event starting with US President Donald Trump having breakfast with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
However, it was an earlier photo of the two leaders in the same room together, gearing up for the G7 summit that has evolved into a hilarious meme, gathering swift momentum and exploding into a twitter-generated storm of online wit.
The special relationship pic.twitter.com/OCBmOJJAHm— Sebastian Payne (@SebastianEPayne) August 25, 2019
Once social media users pounced on the photo, there was no end to the mirth, as people turned the photo into a meme, with some suggesting reasons for why Trump was pointing at Johnson:
Is Trump pointing at Boris and saying "you weren't elected by the people, me neither, we have so much in common, we are going to be the bigglyest of friends".— Baron Von Skinnback (@VonSkinnback) August 25, 2019
A dead-heat in the 'Pull my finger' joke race— MLAs And The Like (@MLAsAndTheLike) August 25, 2019
Trump: Get a load of his hair!— ★彡Breiterbart★彡 (@breiterbart) August 25, 2019
Boris: You're one to talk!
Many compared the photo with other well-known memes roaming the web:
And users had a field day with inventing captions for the photo:
No, no....he's the BIGGEST liar!— Nigel Todd (@nigelwingrove) August 25, 2019
Look it's dumb and dumber— cindy (@ereednhoj) August 25, 2019
Yellow wig for sale, twice worn.— Dorkins (@Undorkins) August 25, 2019
Beavis and Butthead 😳🙄— Polls4All ❎❇️ (@polls4_all) August 25, 2019
As the two world leaders held their first meeting against the backdrop of the ongoing G7 summit in France, US President Donald Trump praised UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson as the “right man for the job” to deliver Brexit.
The US president pledged a “very big trade deal".
"We're going to do a very big trade deal, bigger than we've ever had with the UK and now at some point they won't have the obstacle, they won't have the anchor around their ankle, because that's what they have", said Trump.
Johnson insisted the deal will not be “smooth sailing", adding the US must open up its markets if a post-Brexit trade deal is to be agreed.