As world leaders convened in Argentina for the annual G20 summit Friday morning, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman greeted each other like they were best pals.
Careful, it's eerily satisfying to watch.
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman shake hands and laugh at the G-20 summi… https://t.co/zbcDl9YqyH— Kyle Griffin (@Kyle Griffin) 1543593609.0
Twitter thinks the two autocrats share a special bond in their manipulation of President Donald Trump, who coincidentally entered the room in the middle of the greeting.
Trump's bosses high five and share a laugh at the G20 in Argentina. MBS: "He's so easy." Putin: "I know, right?"… https://t.co/YoisjcDhKh— Polly Sigh (@Polly Sigh) 1543593379.0
@ChampionMorgan @kylegriffin1 This is awesome.— Matt Udall (@Matt Udall) 1543595887.0
@hpnyknits @kylegriffin1 That large orange man skulking in the background?— Natalie Eilatan 🐝 (@Natalie Eilatan 🐝) 1543594295.0
@petrock @kylegriffin1 Now it’s all I can see! 👀— DejaBlu (@DejaBlu) 1543593952.0
@kylegriffin1 I wonder what they were congratulating themselves about. Two brutal authoritarians almost too gleeful to contain themselves. 🤔— Michelle Fangsky (@Michelle Fangsky) 1543596677.0
@kylegriffin1 Celebrating how they have @realDonaldTrump and the US in their pockets. Sickening, Worth noting chick… https://t.co/grXX7bT4l9— Irene Costa 🥁🌊 🐦 (@Irene Costa 🥁🌊 🐦) 1543594290.0
@kylegriffin1 Lol they both got one over on Trump n the United States. They’re ecstatic. The biggest coup in world… https://t.co/vzfpLjJDn4— Eric Stolfa (@Eric Stolfa) 1543593796.0
@kylegriffin1 Congtulating each other for owning @realDonaldTrump— Trump Must Go (@Trump Must Go) 1543593761.0
@jakehirsch77 @kylegriffin1 Perfect!! He’s that kind of friend isn’t he?? Haha.— Mark Cook (@Mark Cook) 1543594264.0
@kylegriffin1 Just Bros being Bros and congratulating each other on a job well done supplanting the US as a world leader.— Mr_Scottch (@Mr_Scottch) 1543594163.0
@kylegriffin1 This should concern all Americans. This is a celebration over Trump and Khasoggi’s death. The joy in… https://t.co/pd0nDit8Sl— JPete (@JPete) 1543594129.0
@kylegriffin1 MbS: Vlad! Long time no talk about silencing our enemies... Putin: MbS! You dog! I wouldn’t even thi… https://t.co/rzmbfQegP4— それは氏ブルックス2Uだ (@それは氏ブルックス2Uだ) 1543594306.0
@kylegriffin1 “Great job! Let’s keep flattering Trump and promising him good deals so we may continue without impediment 😉”— Dahling (@Dahling) 1543594112.0
@kylegriffin1 That should be [Exhibit A] in Trump's trial for treason.— Jennifer B Dot (@Jennifer B Dot) 1543593919.0
The revelations of Trump's secret business dealings with Russia, along with his refusal to accept that bin Salman ordered the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi, make this gif a perfect sign of the times.
@kylegriffin1 @bitburner This says everything you need to know about the mess our country is in.— A Glass of Water (@A Glass of Water) 1543594572.0
@KNoel714 @kylegriffin1 It is now.— RogerStoneFoundGuilty (@RogerStoneFoundGuilty) 1543595069.0
Quite the bromance.
Putin and bin Salman were elated seated next to one another.
@AliABCNews https://t.co/1xz7LykHHz— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan Rosenfeld) 1543591577.0
@kylegriffin1 TYRANT FRIENDS https://t.co/ojNuirC8ow— ElElegante101 (@ElElegante101) 1543593656.0
@kylegriffin1 VP: Big fan! Love your work! MBS: Thank you! Learned it all from you!— Ross Hurwitz (@Ross Hurwitz) 1543593677.0
@kylegriffin1 Brutal Murderers Club— Sho'Nuff Skywalker (@Sho'Nuff Skywalker) 1543593646.0
@kylegriffin1 So grotesque.— Ms. N 🌊 (@Ms. N 🌊) 1543593688.0
@kylegriffin1 Disturbing— andy (@andy) 1543593669.0
@kylegriffin1 Murder Inc.— Desperada (@Desperada) 1543593741.0
@kylegriffin1 When you just tag teamed trump in the coat room and want all your bros know.— Milkshake Vigilante. 🎉🍸 (@Milkshake Vigilante. 🎉🍸) 1543594324.0
@kylegriffin1 They're both laughing at gullible @realDonaldTrump! Especially since everyone (except trump 🤣) knows… https://t.co/OlA5SiIJQC— Syzygus (@Syzygus) 1543594302.0
@kylegriffin1 For sure a “good job bro” exchange.— Sachsy mom 🧡🐊💙 (@Sachsy mom 🧡🐊💙) 1543593939.0
@kylegriffin1 “Shake hands” man, that’s a locker room high five. I bet they start making kissie faces at trump and laugh.— T Wilkinson (@T Wilkinson) 1543594106.0
@kylegriffin1 ‘Hey Bro, see what we can get away with’— Morag (@Morag) 1543594025.0
@AliABCNews Putin: "Damn bro I thought my Skirpal poisoning would win Assassination of the Year!" MBS: "I sent my w… https://t.co/lbIKNuctb4— The Russocrat (@The Russocrat) 1543591609.0
@AliABCNews “We own America! It is great to be alive!”— Blobert "Perfect Call” Turkey (@Blobert "Perfect Call” Turkey) 1543591550.0
Trump passes by MBS and Putin for the family photo at the G-20 in Buenos Aires, by @tombrennerphoto https://t.co/72gPDXE8QP— Peter Baker (@Peter Baker) 1543594433.0
While en route to Buenos Aires Thursday, Trump abruptly canceled his scheduled meeting with Putin on Twitter.
Based on the fact that the ships and sailors have not been returned to Ukraine from Russia, I have decided it would… https://t.co/IoLJSZ0cZv— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1543509258.0
BREAKING: Trump and the White House lied about canceling his meeting with Putin. They still plan to meet, all they… https://t.co/hsqunaBIpz— Scott Dworkin (@Scott Dworkin) 1543592949.0
Nevertheless, the Kremlin persisted, and Trump ended up having a quick chat with Putin Friday morning.