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    A meeting between the leaders of Poland and the US seemed successful enough until one picture created doubts about how well Warsaw was represented.

    Polish President Posts Doctored Pic With Trump After 'Humiliating' Photo Outrage

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    Over the past few weeks, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has been dealing with sharp criticism at home over a photo posted by his US counterpart, Donald Trump, after their meeting at the White House in September.

    Having a good sense of humor is probably the most helpful tool in getting out of an uncomfortable situation, and Polish President Andrzej Duda has turned to such an option, having tweeted a photoshopped picture of himself and Donald Trump.

    “They’re writing to me that yesterday’s victory of the white-and-reds [Polish team] in the semifinals of the World Volleyball Championship led to a turn in relations between Poland and the United States. And they sent me this photo as a proof. I fell,” he tweeted.

    The original picture became a subject of mockery and widespread criticism in Poland, as many considered it humiliating that Trump sat in a comfortable chair, while his Polish counterpart was standing next to him and reaching over the table to sign a strategic cooperation agreement.

    Duda’s tweet, however, was not met as warmly as he might have expected, with some suggesting that the president be more serious:

    TWEET: “Embarrassing”

    TWEET: “Did you forget that you are the president of a big country? It does not matter if it is a personal account because it’s available 24 hours a day. This mockery of your own humiliation is ridiculous. I dream about the day when your term comes to an end, when I finally won’t be ashamed of you…”

    A fellow user tweeted another digitally altered picture, claiming that it was the original one:

    Only a few users voiced support for their president:

    TWEET: “Congratulations, and it doesn’t matter who is standing or sitting! It is important that we have a good deal and sign important decisions for our homeland!”

    TWEET: “Bravo for great self-distance!”

    TWEET: “Bravo for self-distance and sense of humor! The dogs bark, but the caravan goes on…”

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    humiliation, mockery, photoshop, photo, president, Andrzej Duda, Donald Trump, Poland, United States
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