That Viral G-7 Photo As Seen From ‘The Other Side’

While this morning’s tirades by Trump’s top advisors against Justin Trudeau have done nothing to dispel the G6+1 image that yesterday’s viral photo from Quebec suggested…

Chancellor Angela Merkel’s office released the now-iconic picture that showed her leaning over a table to confront a pouting Trump,with President Emmanuel Macron and Prime Minister Theresa May beside her.

…as with everything else in our new polarized normal, the photo did not tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.

In fact, as Bloomberg reports, when viewed from ‘alternative’ angles, ‘alternative’ facts become possible – each released by various nations:

The White House released this photo showing Trump holding court in a more relaxed setting, arms crossed, with Trudeau, Bolton, and Abe laughing…

France’s official release, unsurprisingly focused on Macron, with Trump barely visible…

And finally, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s take was released with a wider frame, making sure the host, absent from most other images, was also visible — standing next to Trump, no less.

Something he probably regrets now.

As Bloomberg so poetically concludedthe G-7’s true power it seems, lies in the angle of the beholder.

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