It has been three days since Donald Trump returned from his first international trip as president, but the blowback is still being felt. A newly released footage shows Trump clearly “flipping off” Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni during the G-7 talks in Sicily.
The video was tweeted by @Politics_PR, who wrote: “The Orange Idiot giving the finger to other heads of state like a 4 year old child. #TheResistance”.
Could he be scratching his forehead? It’s possible. But does anyone really scratch their head like that with their middle finger, while they know hundreds of cameras are focused on them?
And then take a look at the mischievous smile afterward.
— R. Saddler 📎 (@Politics_PR) May 29, 2017
As you can imagine, everyone on Twitter was quick to show their embarrassment at the president:
— SugarCookie (@TxYankee33) May 30, 2017
— Robyn (@harleyrobyn) May 29, 2017
@Politics_PR He has the mind of a sixth grader.
— D (@bathroommonkeys) May 29, 2017
— Ralph M Larmann (@ralphmlarmann) May 29, 2017
— SilArt (@SilArt2) May 29, 2017
Trump’s overseas trip was an absolute disaster. Following the meetings, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the days where the United States and post-Brexit Britain could be depended on as reliable partners to Europe were over.
“The times in which we could completely depend on others are on the way out. I’ve experienced that in the last few days. We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands,” Merkel said.