Earlier today at the G20 Summit a meeting of the world’s 19 wealthiest nations and the European Union President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin met face-to-face for the first time since Trump took office.
Slated to talk for 30 minutes, the meeting lasted for more than two hours.
And, well, the optics of the public meetingwere how should we put this? .
Up top, that’s Putin and Trump(obvi), and below are vicious, fictitious politicians Viktor Petrov and Frank Underwood, Presidents of Russia and the U.S., respectively.
The faces. The outstretched hand. The hesitation from Putin and Petrov.The fictional meeting took place two years ago, so the optics are truly bizarre.
But the similarities don’t stop there.
No, the and Trump-Putin pic aren’t just visuallyalike. There’s also a sharedreported admiration the U.S. President has for Russia’s stern head of state in both real life and show. The hostilities between the two governments, as well, closely resemble one another.
Some of you may, like me, avoid the psychosexual political thriller that is for your own sanity. I get it. Especially when Season 5 ofwhich was written before Trump was even elected,so closely mirrors the Trump presidency. Not to mention Frank Underwood is freakingand so reminiscent of Trump that even put together a tongue-in-cheek who said it? quiz.
Aperson can only take so much, you know?
Now, I’m not saying that the showrunners are psychic by any means. After all, Viktor Petrov isa very thinly veiled reference to Putin.
But still it’s almost too much to handle.
Some people are having a ball with the juxtaposed images:
But others are focused on the content of the 140-minute longmeeting:
Look, I don’t know about you, but I am personally a big fan of the whole stick-your-head-in-the-sand thing, so I’m going to go back to reading Twitter jokes about G20. But you do you.