For me, it’s interesting to turn the sound down and just watch these foreign leaders sit next to him and labor to keep a straight face.
I give Macron some credit for breaking out of this pattern and confronting Trump, which you see above. But most continue to play the game, trying not to have a diplomatic incident.
I’m very sorry that we keep putting our friends through this…
It’s both interesting, and depressing, to watch foreign leaders sit there, making the effort to keep a straight face, telling themselves to act as though they are meeting with an actual, normal American president… https://t.co/Rt8Efm7Cap
— Brad Warthen (@BradWarthen) December 3, 2019