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 summit. pic.twitter.com/tKUDKsCzv2
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) November 30, 2018
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.
— Polly Sigh (@dcpoll) November 30, 2018
This is awesome.
— Matt Udall (@Udall4uall) November 30, 2018
That large orange man skulking in the background?
— Natalie Eilatan (@natalie905) November 30, 2018
Now it’s all I can see! 👀
— DejaBlu (@KidKnapt) November 30, 2018
I wonder what they were congratulating themselves about. Two brutal authoritarians almost too gleeful to contain themselves. 🤔
— Michelle Fangsky (@MichelleRFang) November 30, 2018
Celebrating how they have @realDonaldTrump and the US in their pockets. Sickening, Worth noting chicken Trump in the background
— Irene Costa 🥁🌊 🐦 (@imcosta1) November 30, 2018
Lol they both got one over on Trump n the United States. They’re ecstatic. The biggest coup in world history. Can’t wait for Mueller to expose the details of all this crap
— Eric Stolfa (@Reality0982) November 30, 2018
Congtulating each other for owning @realDonaldTrump
— TrumpMustGo (@DarcyDarce) November 30, 2018
Perfect!! He’s that kind of friend isn’t he?? Haha.
— Mark Cook (@MSCOOK2234) November 30, 2018
this is a middle finger to the world and especially the US. Openly embracing how they can basically do whatever they want and get away with it while owning the POTUS.
— 84Music1 (@84Music1) November 30, 2018
Just Bros being Bros and congratulating each other on a job well done supplanting the US as a world leader.
— Mr_Scottch (@Mr_Scottch_) November 30, 2018
This should concern all Americans. This is a celebration over Trump and Khasoggi’s death. The joy in both of their faces is on display for all countries to see who owns who.
— JPete (@JforDemocracy) November 30, 2018
MbS: Vlad! Long time no talk about silencing our enemies…
Putin: MbS! You dog! I wouldn’t even think to kill a guy in one of foreign embassies…you my friend have got balls!
MbS: I know, right? Now, what about our little bitch in US?
Putin: I’m working on it. (Winks)
— それは氏ブルックス2Uだ (@THEblindhomer) November 30, 2018
“Great job! Let’s keep flattering Trump and promising him good deals so we may continue without impediment 😉”
— Dahling (@dahlingitsme) November 30, 2018
That should be [Exhibit A] in Trump's trial for treason.
— Jennifer B Dot (@jenniferbdot) November 30, 2018
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.
This says everything you need to know about the mess our country is in.
— A Glass of Water (@theAntiBlaze) November 30, 2018
It is now.
— Tamar Smith (@TamarSmith3) November 30, 2018
Quite the bromance.
Putin and bin Salman were elated seated next to one another.
— Evan Rosenfeld (@Evan_Rosenfeld) November 30, 2018
TYRANT FRIENDS pic.twitter.com/ojNuirC8ow
— ElElegante101 (@skolanach) November 30, 2018
VP: Big fan! Love your work!
MBS: Thank you! Learned it all from you!
— Ross Hurwitz (@RBHurwitz) November 30, 2018
Brutal Murderers Club
— Sho'Nuff Skywalker (@BreakandEnterTV) November 30, 2018
— Ms. N 🌊 (@lilbobo6869) November 30, 2018
— Andy (@atemmelt) November 30, 2018
— Desperada (@dsprada) November 30, 2018
When you just tag teamed trump in the coat room and want all your bros know.
— Joe C. 🎉🍸 (@TheTellurian) November 30, 2018
— Leigh (@psalm7115) November 30, 2018
For sure a “good job bro” exchange.
— Sachsy mom 🧡🐊💙 (@nuggetmommy) November 30, 2018
“Shake hands” man, that’s a locker room high five. I bet they start making kissie faces at trump and laugh.
— Todd Wilkinson (@VinnieAntoneli) November 30, 2018
‘Hey Bro, see what we can get away with’
— Morag (@scotsmum) November 30, 2018
Putin: "Damn bro I thought my Skirpal poisoning would win Assassination of the Year!"
MBS: "I sent my whole team! Plus I stole tens of billions from my family this year. I win."
Kim Jung-un: "1. VX poison on my brother. 2. Trump came to my home & blew me."
Putin/MBS: "Respect." pic.twitter.com/vdWhbmH2dS
— The Russocrat (@Russocrat) November 30, 2018
“We own America! It is great to be alive!”
— Blobert Newyear (@blobert) November 30, 2018
— Peter Baker (@peterbakernyt) November 30, 2018
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 be best for all parties concerned to cancel my previously scheduled meeting….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 29, 2018
BREAKING: Trump and the White House lied about canceling his meeting with Putin. They still plan to meet, all they did was change what they call it. It went from an “official meeting” to now what the Kremlin calls a “brief impromptu meeting.” Someone define impromptu for them.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 30, 2018
Nevertheless, the Kremlin persisted, and Trump ended up having a quick chat with Putin Friday morning.