|"Hey! Fuggetaboutit, world leader comin' through here..."|
-A small man, trying to feel big
|It's ok buddy, you can't win'em all...|
|Pictured: Macron, crushing the shit|
out of President Trump's Tweeters.
"My handshake with him, it wasn't innocent...One must show that you won't make small concessions, even symbolic ones..."
winning, just winning
Earlier in the day, Macron dodged Trump's greeting outside the NATO meeting, veering instead towards Angela Merkel and other leaders. When Trump finally caught up with him, Macron reportedly restrained The Donald's right arm to avoid a handshake having been warned out his awkward need to turn everything into a weird power game.
|Above: what the French would call 'une brûler épique.'|
(source: a fairly poor grasp of french)
|"Per'aps it ess, ow you say, |
|Destenay is the third from the left, wearing|
a blue tie and not being Melania Trump.
Everything, I mean everything Donald Trump has done and said since electoral college winning the election has been...you know, gross and bully-ish. And it's not just him, the GOP in general have been getting away with bloody murder (figuratively...so far) lately and comeuppance have been in short supply. Remember that asshole who body slammed a reporter and went on to win Montana's congressional seat instead of you know, going to jail for assault? Because I really want to know why he's not in jail. For assault.
|"In my defense, my constituency is a bunch of stupid |
hicks and this sort of thing appeals to them."
-Assault suspect Greg Pianoforte,
gaining 5 more approval points
|"Please, take the photos quickly. He has|
surprisingly sweaty palms and I think
the spray tan is rubbing off on me."
"Donald Trump, the Turkish president or the Russian president see things in terms of power relationships, which doesn't bother me. I don't believe in diplomacy through public criticism but in my bilateral dialogues I don't let anything pass. That is how you get respect."
-President Macron, regarding
his tough anti-goon stance
Yup, that's Emmanuel Macron publicly criticizing Donald Trump by lumping him in with Recep Erdogan and Vladimir Putin while at the same time decrying public criticism. Hypocritical? Maybe. But I don't care because I also think he's calling out Trump for his use of social media as a way to talk shit about people who disagree with him. Which is like everyone at this point. My chapeau is off to you, Monsieur President.
|"Pfft, shows what he knows, it you don't trash your political enemies|
on Twitter, how are they supposed to know what losers they are?"
-The guy with the job once held by
the author of the Gettysburg Address.