Putin, Trump Meet In Vietnam: This Handshake Followed

Tyler Durden's picture

While officials cited "scheduling conflicts" that dashed hopes of a bilateral meeting between President Trump and President Putin on the sidelines of the APEC summit, the two 'old friends' came face-to-face during the photo-op at the start of the conference... and the handshake took place...

The two were all smiles while shaking hands during the photo call...

Preparing for the traditional leaders’ photo at the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit – held this year in Da Nang, Vietnam – Putin had already taken his spot when Trump approached him, extending his hand. In the manner which has become famous, the US president then held onto Putin’s hand for several seconds, patting his counterpart on the back.

The leaders were dressed in Vietnamese national attire, in accordance with the informal APEC tradition. Both Putin and Trump put on blue shirts, while some of the other participants chose to wear white ones.

Notably the positioning of the leaders this year...right next to the Vietnamese leader and Putin...

Quite different from that of three years ago when President Obama appeared to be demoted to the old wives club...

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Hoi Polloi's picture

If you can’t be happy, at least you can be drunk.

QIG's picture

Buy the SP500. We are just on the cusp of a golden age in commerce.

LawsofPhysics's picture

priced in what, exactly?

do tell, do tell...


Gorgeous's picture

A smiling handshake for the guy who is getting the hell out of Syria, and a kick to the curb for the guy who engineered national catastrophes in Lybia, Syria and Ukraine.  Go figure.

Snípéir_Ag_Obair's picture

I hope you dont think Trump is getting us out of Syria.

He's sent thousands of spec ops.

The US is going to balkanize Syria and stage for attacking Iran.

It's the Oded Yinon plan, and Orange Jesus, with Agent Kushner, will carry it out for Greater Ashkenazistan.

Gorgeous's picture

We know what staying in Syria means.  "No fly zones" for Russia and possibly a limited war with a superpower, open corredor  to Turkey.  Contested and bombed S-400 emplacements.  Continuing oil revenue to fund Daesh, head chopper's caliphate expanded and entrenched, and Damascus would be long, long gone by now.  That would be Hillary.  We do not have that under Trump. Pretty clear that Trump is backing out of Syria as a theater of war.  Whatever designs Israel has on Iran will need to be supplied elsewhere.  See KSA.  Unfortunately that doesn't mean he will abandon Israel's ambitions entirely.  See Lebanon.


jimmy12345's picture

The alt-right is done.   You can spin everything and come up with wild conspiracy theories but the voters in the middle aren't going to buy your lies.   People are going to see that the alt-right votes for an alledged child molester, Randy Moore.  The alt-right only cares about winning, not about the fundamental principles of the founding fathers.   The Virginia election is just the beginning. 

Radioactive Ideas's picture

You have been watching entirely too much CNN. The fact that you even come here yapping about the "alt-right" shows your level of understanding. Virginia, as well as NJ, are meaningless. I am not typically a very charitable person, but I will offer this tidbit to you: there is no left or right. There is no blue or red. If it mattered, they wouldn't let you do it. You're welcome.

BOPOH's picture

Now they all truly look like puppets.

heavens-door's picture

Articles like this is what impresses me about ZH.

Some may feel this small gesture is nothing to talk about, but NO.

You see any action performed by a person of a higher class, no matter how diminuntive, needs be worshipped by you the lower classes.

Judging by the majority of worshipful comments I see here towards higher class individuals such as Donald Trump etc. I say many you deserve a nice pat on the head.

I trust the minority rest of you will fall in line soon enough.

Remember this addage always applies to people like me or Donald Trump who is at a higher class than you:  To know us is to love us, to love us is to worship us.

drendebe10's picture

Hahahahahaha. The illegal Indonesian kenyan alien muslim fudgepacker imbecile traitorous lying turd with the wives club where it belongs. Hahahahahaha

slightlyskeptical's picture

Someone does that to me it creeps me out.

auricle's picture

Was that so bad? 

DEMIZEN's picture

who is the dude next to putin?

stacking12321's picture

that's the president of vietnam, long dong

DEMIZEN's picture

this has nothing to do with nam walter!

shovelhead's picture

There you have it folks.

Finally got proof of Russian collusion.

Harry Lightning's picture

Oh Fuck !!! Trump shook hands with Putin...MUST Be COLLUSION !!!!

That little prick Adam "Quiff" Schiff must be shitting his pants seeing this...

STP's picture

Just seeing Adam Schiff's bug eyed face on TV, pisses me off!   He looks like something you'd see on a Pedophile Wanted Poster.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

When you think of history, it is all ridiculous. FDR shook hands with Stalin, a real dictator who killed millions. Stalin’s Russia also helped greatly in defeating Hitler, an inconvenient fact. Would these critics change all of that history? The victory in WWII was immeasurably important to the USA and Europe.

peekster's picture

You think they're "doing it"?


Mena Arkansas's picture

Beats the hell out of the black messiah and Putin.

Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin share cold, awkward handshake at global summit


adr's picture

Putin should have taken out his pen and stabbed Barry in the neck. Can't be guilty of assassination if the guy was never sworn in or valid to hold the office in the first place.

Akzed's picture

Nobody likes fags, Putin included.

Yukon Cornholius's picture

Justin Trudeau does. That's him on the far left smiling at the lady-boys.

auricle's picture

CNN's going to have a field day with this.

dark pools of soros's picture

Tropic Thunder... expect CNN to stay full retard and portraying jewish concerns via gay reporters acting as muzzie experts

Rex Andrus's picture

Not likely. They only report fake news. They'll probably talk about the epidemic of white children being raped by white leprechauns and how being propositioned by men constitutes rape, celebrate homosexuality, blather on about their dreams of despotism and mysandry, and make up fake stories about what might have happened to them 40 years ago when they weren't so ugly and nobody knew they were creepy backstabbing morons yet. The usual bullshit. It's not all bad. Advertisers are dropping MSM like turds, even movie producers are attempting to remake their own work because the Big Lie is out. The game is over. Look forward to a lot more scores being settled out of court.

Drop-Hammer's picture

President Trump knows how to charm them.

buzzsaw99's picture

i see owebomber standing in the wives club but where's the wookie?


i was about to freak out with trump and putin wearing the same shirt thinking that shit doesn't happen by accident.  no, it didn't happen by accident so it's all good.  putin's smile is way more cordial than that look (grimace) xi had on his face the other day.

Philo Beddoe's picture

Xi always looks that way before he takes a shit. 

idahobandito's picture

Obama is in the wives club area because he is a "catcher", like the rest of the wives. Technically, moose-shell should be with the men.

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adr's picture

I just love that they put the Kenyan clown where he belongs. Sadly for him they were actually women and not ladyboys like he prefers.

By the way where is Moochelle? Probably walking around in a Tshirt and blue jeans as Michael.

QIG's picture

the Vietnamese are smart, brave, and they can see what is going on. They act on what they see. It is why they chased out the Japs, the french, and the Americans, and they still have their country intact.

JLee2027's picture

Dude come on. We were not chased out. And neither were the Japs, the British liberated it. We left. And if allowed to do total war, Vietnam would not exist anymore.

East Indian's picture

There will be total wars in future. Certainly. 

a Smudge by any other name's picture

That you would continue to contemplate violence on a nation that never posed a threat to the USA is disheartening. But hey you got a lovely permanent war state and a wonderful drug habit to boot so great experience right?

pynky01's picture

THANK YOU... my old daddy RIP (WWII Navy officer on LST hit by kamikazi) called Vietnam a "popcorn" war ie it was all about the oil...he was petroleum engineer ... I was enlisted 11b at the time... when we stopped  bombing the Hanoi harbours and we couldn't bomb this or that then the commies knew the conflict was a big nothing burger to the USA and then traitor Kissinger prolonged the conflict on the lives of Americans ... at this point we were paper tiger to the vietnamese ... they knew it and we knew it..the gd politicians sold us out ... (((they))) were making too too much shekels and had no intention of winning ... like now... we are big dog on this planet and after 15+ years we cant beat stone age goat fucking pedophiles ... North Korea unless we nuke em will kick our ass ...man to man we have no advantage no cause unless they strike first which is doubtful  ... now the ROK is a different story...in Nam when the ROK's came to the firebase...we knew the NVA and Charlie was not in the AO and we could sleep better..  this is not my daddy's world and not my world anymore... the freaks(libs, commies, dems etc) in the not very distant future will live in a shithole with a muslim up their ass ... press on freaks press on...

Gorgeous's picture

Do tell how the brave countymen that outlasted the Japs, French and Americans still have "their country" intact?

amadeus39's picture

They have always worried about the Chinese, and now they welcome American businesses and tourists back just in case they need their former enemy as an ally. Their resilence is incredible.


Gorgeous's picture

No shade thrown on the Vietnamese people.  They will always be remembered for overthrowing Pol Pot and his genocidal khmer rouge in 79.

francis scott falseflag's picture

The Vietmanese get to decide who can use and for how long their naval and militart assets at Cam Rahn Bay.

Cam Rahn Bay is located at an inlet of the South China Sea situated on the southeastern coast of Vietnam, between Phan Rang and Nha Trang, approximately 290 kilometers (180 miles) northeast of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon).

Cam Ranh is considered the finest deepwater shelter in Southeast Asia.[1] The continental shelf of Southeast Asia is relatively narrow at Cam Ranh Bay, bringing deep water close to land.

An inlet of the Soth China Sea which has recently been in the news with China's islands. Hanoi decides who uses it for what..

Remember this in 2015


 Vietnam turned down the US request.  Russia was responsible for Vietnam's repulse of the American invasiom in the 60's.

But good, old-fashioned American hubris asked the Vietnamese to restrict Russia's flights.  Amazing.

RafterManFMJ's picture

NEVER forget, the Chinese didn’t even give him a damn ramp to get out of AF1; he had to climb down a rope.

If he had a set of fucking balls or decent advisors he’d have just taken off and went home - but he’s just a tool of the globalists.

RafterManFMJ's picture

NEVER forget, the Chinese didn’t even give him a damn ramp to get out of AF1; he had to climb down a rope.

If he had a set of fucking balls or decent advisors he’d have just taken off and went home - but he’s just a tool of the globalists.