US President Donald Trump seemingly puckered up to smooch German Chancellor Angela Merkel despite the rocky relations between the two countries over a number of issues as the two posed for a family photo during the G7 summit in the French city of Biarritz. While commenters have previously pointed out awkward moments between the two during their previous meetings, this time the POTUS gave his counterpart a double kiss before a traditional dinner at Hotel du Palais. He even closed his eyes, the chancellor, however, kept her eyes open - some suggested she could not resist Don’s charms. The moment, caught on camera, has prompted a wave of joking comments online.
Voilà: I always said Merkel would not resist Trump's affection when she can get it. Too bad one cannot hear what she said to him after the first cheek kiss so that he decided to give her another one : ) https://t.co/EESjf4HhiQ— G. Berlin Germany (@gBerlinGermany) August 25, 2019
Angela Merkel was not the only one who was in a kissing mood around Trump. French President Emmanuel Macron’s spouse, Brigitte, took the initiative and gave a smooch to Trump.
Madame Macron deserves both Nobel Prize and sainthood for French-welcoming old orange lizard face...https://t.co/NHEVkTvf1r— Essie Bee 🇨🇦🌎🇨🇦 (@sblogga) August 26, 2019
And then Trump made Brigitte Macron kiss him on the cheek. Ugh. pic.twitter.com/0EgxywrDtC— just me 🌎🌲🌻🐾&☮️ (@kansasgirl821) August 26, 2019
Others seemed more interested in Emmanuel Macron’s reaction to his wife kissing the US president.
French president Emmanuel Macron was all smile as wife Brigitte greeted Donald Trump with a kiss— Lola Netty (@TXTrumpette89) August 25, 2019
heheheh so awkward pic.twitter.com/w3bEV7aFnR
French president Emmanuel Macron was all smile as wife Brigitte greeted Donald Trump with a kiss pic.twitter.com/OJn1TKP1bm— Patriot Page (@Stella_Basham1) August 25, 2019
However, it was US first lady Melania Trump’s moment with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau that prompted a proper Twitter storm. Some netizens believed that Donald Trump’s wife seemed too pleased kissing the Canadian politician to go unnoticed.
Find you someone that looks at you the way Melania looks at Justin Trudeau. pic.twitter.com/nOVyIijknE— M.J. Mouton (@MJ_Mouton) August 25, 2019
turned the photo of Justin Trudeau, Melania Trump, and Donald Trump into a Harlequin novel cover pic.twitter.com/IOJpaxc9dn— Born Miserable (@bornmiserable) August 25, 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) August 25, 2019
Some mentioned a similar reaction that the Canadian “charmer” got from Ivanka Trump, whose gazing at him had already become a meme.