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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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.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Okay, okay, I'll remember...

RafterManFMJ's picture

Heh, I don;t know how that happened.

Oath_Keeper's picture

They placed him in the group that likes dicks

SRV's picture

The Larry Sinclair DC Press Conference never spoken of...


QIG's picture

While the sad sacks moan and groan I am happy, full in the knowledge that the crowd is always wrong.

Mewa's picture

Trump looks like he is hurting ...either that or piles.....Putin could kick his ass in heartbeat.....

bh2's picture

Damn ... was Trump secretly passing Putin the launch codes for US nukes? Or maybe asking if he could set up some peeing prostitutes when he makes his first trip to Russia? Obviously very suspicious ....they are actually TOUCHING each other!

AC_Doctor's picture

Trump knows the dollar is going to be toast soon enough and Putin/Russia is not our enemy.

Ben A Drill's picture

Putin went to Vietnam to size up his opponent.

Truth Eater's picture

Trump commands respect, unlike the lowlife Obama.  I prefer a president who stands among peers rather than bowing to evil doers.

WillyGroper's picture

respect is earned.

quickest way to lose it is by command/demand...trufe

screw face's picture

#Bullish...the Russians have developed a Super Anti-Orb Technology.

rejected's picture

I flew into Da Nang many times while on my US government paid vacation to, at the time, South Vietnam.

Yes,,, Another war the US propagandists screamed we didn't dare lose or it would be curtains for the world!

God,,, the dead and wounded I airlifted to hospitals still bother me. Talk to Americans today it's, Vietnam who?   

I've seen more concern for the plight of the poor illegal immigrants and transexuals,,, a situation that make their (US Vets) deaths and injuries seem even more trivial.

Mena Arkansas's picture

The MIC dropped the Domino Theory down the memory hole just as soon as they made their billions.

youngman's picture

Thanks for your service

WillyGroper's picture

i cringe when i hear that.

service to what, banksters?

i've lost numerous friends to that war...heroin, suicide, effects of agent orange.

these men were sacrificed, murdered people they didn't know, napalmed people, poisoned, some abandoned there, denied fkn healthcare 50yrs due to agent orange & for this we give thanks?

fight'n those red commies.   spreading freedumb & democracy phoenix style, while the takeover of the ussa is all but complete.

that is some fkd up logic.

slickrick's picture

I was thinking the same thing. "Thank you for your service", who ended up getting served?

SRV's picture

There should be a law... is there a less insincere meme out there?

S/B thanks for being so poor and disenfranchised that you sign up as cannon fodder to protect the profits biggest corporations on the planet!


slickrick's picture

"Freedom is not free", another one that puzzles me.

WillyGroper's picture

if those to be & have been sacrificed could only identify the "real enemy."

another that sticks in my craw is "supporting the constitution."  WTF...what constitution?  Finicum's?  the gold fringed flag?  cps snatching & monetizing chillens?  poppy fields forevah?  https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/27136

how the hell are the military sacrifices "supporting the constitution" in foreign lands murdering people?

their sacrifices are of their body, soul, & family to satiate the blood-lust orgy for the likes of banksters/mcshame et.al. sucking the life's blood out of the planet.

until the military can pull their collective asshats off (big boi's w/toys) & use the DEW's, poison food, vax etc. on these perps it's biz as usual.

there's a reason for 20 suicides per day among them.  they cannot reconcile their actions to the lies they've been told...at least they're aware of them, which is more than i can say for boobus amorikanus.

i mean NO disrespect for anyone in the mil.  there is a need for them...that need, like every other institution has been subverted & perverted.

Tillman's parents figured it out...a bit late.

Gorgeous's picture

Hear you bro.  It would do the neocons a world of good to spend a few days in a field hospital.

That's why it is refreshing to hear an emotional appeal by the Russian FM spox about the dread of war by those who have experienced it.

The most important thing is not to live in times of war, because you can change everything else, but not war. In times of war, the only thing that people need is peace.”



My Days Are Getting Fewer's picture

It would have been nice to hold the conference in the City of Hué, the Imperial Capital of Vietnam.  Everyone has forgotten the sacrifice of the Marines and the 101st Airborne to retake the City in February 1968.  Google the Massacre at Hué.  Our 101st brothers were clearing areas around the City in 1969 when they discovered shallow graves of those murdered by the NVA.  48 years ago and I remember it like yesterday.

Anunnaki's picture

Have you watched Ken Burns' Vietnam series? Fuckers LBJ and Nixon would rather kill Americans than lose face to tiny slant eyed warriors.

Blew me away how the GI's would lose a hundred casualties taking a hill to soon abandon after the NVA or VC were driven out

roadhazard's picture

All is going to plan for Trump and Pootin. Trump was just asking for some replacements for the russian plants back home.

slickrick's picture

That looks gangster! Like Crip shorties working the game.

buzzsaw99's picture

yeah, those two are up to something.  lulz

RussianSniper's picture

Obama, sucking on Weinstein's cock, is inconsolable that Hillary has gotten everybody exposed.


Anunnaki's picture

I wonder if that gross fat Joo dipped his putz into Obama's "daughter".

Internship my ass

Anunnaki's picture

I wonder if that gross fat Joo dipped his putz into Obama's "daughter".

Internship my ass

youngman's picture

Trump knows theres a life after the Presidency...and its good to have friends in high places if you are an international developer....

seataka's picture

Trump Tweeted that Scientology should not be tax exempt!

Thank you Mr. President!

Article at The Hill

The Hill is The newspaper on Capitol Hill for Capitol Hill staffers, senators, congress critters, lobbyists etc... They once published an account of the Then Mayor of Clearwater Mr. Gabe Cazares being set up for a hit and run in Rock Creek park by scientology... they know what scientology really is.


Crazy Or Not's picture

IRS caved in cos Scientology types are such Borg collective fanatics...
I can only imagine how the nutjobs will react to this heartening news.
I'll be most impressed if he gets that through & makes it stick.
I didn't remember the Clearwater Major story, David Miscavige  is certifiable.
"Going Clear" Documentary. was a shocker.

pynky01's picture

scientology thugs by any other name... complete, not only brainwashed but powdered and perfumed, fools ... I worked in mental health field and one day a guy called me from Mcalester OK ... a wealthy man as I found out later...he asked where he might send his only son to a rehab center ... then he told me he contacted Narconon a scientology rehab center for info ... he said they were knocking on his door the next morning and wouldn't stop hounding him til he called the police...it was and is all about the money... they are unethical from the start...DONT CALL THESE PEOPLE IF YOU NEED A REHAB... 

Mr.BlingBling's picture

Fuckin' HuffPo strikes again.  (Source for The Hill is HuffPo, and contains this quote, "From The moment I saw your series I told President Trump & his family we needed to revoke their tax exempt status. They couldn’t agree more, but please don’t publicize that yet . . .")


rejected's picture

Russia has eyes on establishing bases back in Vietnam and Cuba.

President Putin was not there specifically to meet with the US Deep State Emperor.


Honest John's picture

There it IS!!!  Proof of collusion!!!  Donald and Vlad spoke to each other.  Let the impeachment begin!  haha  I'd like a close up of the hand shake to see if either of them grimmaced!  I'm sure that it was one hell of a squeeze by both of them.

incharge1976's picture

Close to 400 sealed indictments in the last 10 or so days from various fbi offices. This list doesnt include dc


FORD_FIESTA's picture

Hey,,,it did'nt look like that when I was there in 70.

GeezerGeek's picture

They've done a wonderful job of removing the lead from the atmosphere.

Deep Snorkeler's picture

IQ Winner Trump vs. Super-Genius Rasputin

Melania, America's stiff zombie-kitten,

knows where her secret pleasure-thrills

really come from. And it ain't Tiny-Trumpy.

Tsar Putin remotely controls American's brains

and has already won the global game.

IridiumRebel's picture

And then there is your dumbass

afronaut's picture

Trump is old yet looks great for his age. Melania could have her pick. The Trumpster was her choice obviously.

You wife is ugly in comparison. 

Gorgeous's picture

Please, do not try to rhyme anymore.

STP's picture

Deep Snorkeler is a great psuedonym for someone, who is so far up Hillary's or Obama's ass, that they'd nearly need deep water diving equipment.

Mustahattu's picture

NY kikes are getting the headlines ready "Trump thanks Putin for presidency."

FredGSanford.'s picture

Trump is doing a pretty good job as President. In spite of what the media says