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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Lucky Leprachaun's picture

See!  PROOF that Trump is Putin's lackey!!!

Feel it Reel it's picture

Say what you want.....Putin respects Trump because he's white and a self made billionaire...Putin is a billionaire(There's mutual respect)....Unlike the Clinton's, Puntin knows he can't buy Trump...In-fact that's why the Establishment both Rhino's, the Democrats, donors and special interest hate Trump because financially he can't be bought and that burns their ass.....As far as Obama, Puntin never respected him because Russians don't like Blacks let alone easily bought.....That's reality....

Aristofani's picture

Like with China. Hot war or cold peace?

"Keep your friends close and your enemies closer?", someone once said.
truthalwayswinsout's picture

Gee. I wish Trump would stop blowing smoke up my ass.

Where are all the results about stopping the absolutely criminal trade deals with have with China???]

There is free trade from China to the US but not from the US to China.  Not by any stretch of the imagination.

Come On Puu See's picture

WRONG! THE VIETNAMESE TRADITIONAL DRESS FOR WOMEN IS THE "AO DAI," MEANING LONG DRESS. NOT SURE WHAT THE MEN'S IS CALLED BUT IS SIMILARLY LONG. THE BUTTON UP SHIRT IS A WESTERN INVENTION. IF YOU EVER RUN INTO A VIETNAMESE WEARING A SHIRT LIKE THIS WITH A LEFT BREAST POCKET, INSIDE VIETNAM OR OUTSIDE, THEY ARE EITHER A PARTY OFFICIAL, POLICE COMMANDER OR STATE SECURITY. I SEE VIETCONG AGENTS LIKE THIS WALKING AROUND SAN JOSE ALL THE TIME. THE LOWER ONES WEAR POLOS, AND THE KIDDIES TRY TO LOOK LIKE REBELS, B-BOY THUGS OR SOMETIMES CLEANCUT, AND SOMETIMES MATCHING COLORS ARE USED, BUT ALWAYS IN PAIRS OR GROUPS. IF YOU SEE ONE, BE SURE TO ASK FOR A SELFIE WITH THEM. THEY LOVE TAKING PHOTOS WITH TOURISTS.

 

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youshallnotkill's picture

Interesting, no pulling of the hand as he is otherwise wont to do.

Crush the cube's picture

Photo ops missing Duterte and a baseball bat.