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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LawsofPhysics's picture

Yes sheeple, your overlords/owners are truly global now. Get the fuck back on the treadmill or no fiat currency for you!

BLOTTO's picture

Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss...

NoDebt's picture

Much ado about a stupid handshake in a photo op.  Now, if Trump had just hauled off and slugged Putin (or vice versa) THAT would be news.  This is meh.


IH8OBAMA's picture

I wish Putin had done that to Obama.  He deserved a good slap and a beat down.


BLOTTO's picture

I like what Trump is saying doing on many fronts...but that doesnt make him our 'White Wizard.'
He is doing everything his handler(s) are telling him including putting on a kippah and praying like a fuckin puppet at the wailling wall on May 22, 2017 in the Old city.
Wont get fooled again.

E.F. Mutton's picture

"Where is Fat Nasty Woman which smells of Cabbage and her Stupid Red Button?" - Putin

BennyBoy's picture


Proof that Trump and Putin are colluding!

Ghost of Porky's picture

"Did you get the hookers that I sent to your room?"

Manthong's picture

mad web  .MSM madness conspirancy  / collusion aside....

there might be some hope.

USisCorrupt's picture

I am with President Trump 1000% !

Manthong's picture


either him or Schumer.

IntercoursetheEU's picture

what's with the matching commie shirts?

Richard Chesler's picture

I miss effeminate Obama if only for the laughs, lol

Manthong's picture



Gee… I guess Trump needs to register as a foreign agent now………………………………………………………………………….

E5's picture

Could I have back that 20% of our Uranium Hillary stole and sold to you?


I'll let you sleep with my wife and daughter.

Spasiba, I will deliver the Uranium.  How would you like it?

Shoved up Hillary's ass.

??? ?????????

Implied Violins's picture

Paka, schastliva, dobre viecher, DOS VIDANYA!

- Putin, to Hillary

B1G mNy's picture

Oh you mean Cankles? Crooked Hillary? Yes yes she's at the sausage shop or at the fish market with Huma.

Herd Redirection Committee's picture

I heard they really like to thrust their hips at that wall...

HoyeruNew's picture

Sure you will get fooled again. And again.

NoDebt's picture

"I wish Putin had done that to Obama.  He deserved a good slap and a beat down."

He did.  Putin beat Obama at every turn.  Smacked his narrow ass around like the bitch he is.


freedommusic's picture

You mean Osama Obama the groomed CIA asset whom the deep state in their arrogance selected by rigging past US elections?

Who recently was indicted and had to appear in Chigago court?


Kevin Spacey was deliberately targeted because he symbolizes the "House of Cards" that is falling down all around US.


BabaLooey's picture

Stop toking from the bong bro.

Jury duty is not an indictment....

..as for Spacejunkie......he's reeping what he ejaculated...

freedommusic's picture

Jury duty is the cover story...

Winston Churchill's picture

Its the smack on top of his weed in the bong he's toking.

Implied Violins's picture

Actually, he may be partially right.

What if we are seeing a global-scale Hegelian dialectic game of "good cop/bad cop"? Such has happened before, every time there is a change of the reserve currency.

Putin and Trump are doing things that seem very much scripted, to me. And it's not hard to win a game of chess when one is told which moves to make.

Keep your eyes on the top of the pyramid: the IMF, BIS, BRICS, and FED. If they sacrifice one or more - yet the (((same people))) sit on the boards of the newest bankster incarnation, then we've been had.

Conscious Reviver's picture

Implied, I agree. Believe it or not, we have had this conversation many times in a previous incarnation. I'm happy you defined your terms so to speak. I think all those things you mention will likely be around, for appearance sake if nothing else. But they won't have the scope they have today. Globalization as we have known it will end. Why? Because before people were propagandized to emulate American "culture". That will end. It's already uncool. In the Atlantic realm, the entities you mention may still exist, but they will be shells of what they once were. The rest of the World will carry on without the parasitic skim, at least not at the levels we see now, because these other countries don't want to financialize, they want to trade. At some point, as the West continues to sink, there may be a violent or nonviolent revolution in the West to throw these things off. About the IMF and their SDRs, the rest of the World already has their replacement in place and working. What's it called? ADB? The theme I see evolving is the producers don't like the bankster skim and especially don't like the bankster warmongering, so they are cutting them out of the process.

Hata Mari's picture

Loosen the hat. It's Saturday night. Kick back, throw back a few beverages (or take a few tokes, your choice.)

buttmint's picture


all those stretch marks around his mouth from a life time of sucking schlong!


"While officials cited "scheduling conflicts" that dashed hopes of a bilateral meeting between President Trump and President Putin"

I would really like to know what the hell could be more important on either Putin's or Trump's schedule then meeting each other.

Crazy Or Not's picture

I'm sure Putin has an amazing photo album and satellite imagery of what the CIA have been up to behind Trump's back/ under his nose/ with his full consent... and would probably like to know what Trump plans to do about it .... Hopefully in the handshake was a "be in the lobby in 10 mins" 

QQQBall's picture

Luckily there was a  a 2-fer sale on ugly blue shirts

Crazy Or Not's picture

I have to say Melania looked ever so slightly better than Michelle ever did in her repurposed tablecloths.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

He’s talking about the globalism. Strange that the Vietnamese demoted Obama to the between-the-wives spot, when Obama was itching to sign their TPP (Truly Pathetic Patriotism) trade agreement, whilst Trump refused to sign it in alignment with Deplorable wishes. Why are they kissing up to Trump now?

That is the question.

Blue was a better choice for both of them than white.

Why do the men get two color options, while the women only get one option?


Conscious Reviver's picture

Nappy nobody important was going to sign on to the TPP. Trump not signing it was merely a face saving way to get rid of it.

The point of TPP was besides supranational corporate rule, don't trade with China. As if that was ever going to fly. Can you say massive hubris? Countries were shining the US on as we say.

Barney Fife's picture

My God you are so creduluous, so gullible. You know, there's a sucker born every minute. 

jcaz's picture

Nope- that was nothing like the faggoty, secretly-longing-for-Putin's-dick-in-his-ass Obama handshake.....

totenkopf88's picture

Putin's hands are so much bigger than Orange Julius's

Falconsixone's picture

Let's go talk to your hot wife about your fisting fetish.

Falconsixone's picture

lol..remember Putin taking a good long look at obumers hand and finally had to shake...lol

auricle's picture

Proof of Russia collusion. -CNN


MoreFreedom's picture

Search for pictures of Putin and Hillary for comparison.  With those you'll see Putin whispering in her ear, followed by him laughing and her freaking out.  I'll bet he just told her that he had her emails and mentioned the alias Obama used when he emailed her. 

Then contrast it to the typical photo of two country leaders meeting and greeting.

The new boss, is certainly not the old boss, who somehow got Obama and Hillary to promise "more flexibility after the [2012] elections" and who gave Putin a lot of "flexibility" such as no meaningfull action when Putin invaded Ukraine, a great deal for Putin's close ally Iran (where the US left hostages in Iranian prisons and got nothing but promises in return), the sale of US uranium to Russia, and help for his close ally Syria in fighting ISIS.   Obama and Hillary told us Putin had great hackers, and they probably know from close personal experience.  Wikileaks told us the DNC/Podesta hacks didn't come from Russia, and why would they when Putin already had a puppet in Clinton.   Heck, Clinton and Obama thought they could get dirt on Trump from Putin, even though they couldn't get dirt on him with the NSA spying on him and spreading around the communications among Democrats (like Elaine Farkas, who didn't even hold a position in the government any more, but knew enough about it to admit to that on camera).

MEFOBILLS's picture


 Putin invaded Ukraine

Russia never invaded Ukraine.  If they did, they would be in Kiev in four days..... tops. 


 You dismiss yourself when you make egregious errors in Logic.  Ukraine was a "color revolution" coup by the WEST.

Hata Mari's picture

Thank you MEFO .. I really wanted to upvote More Freedom because I agree with much he stated, but just couldn't because of the misperception of what occured in the Ukraine.

Endgame Napoleon's picture

Maybe, her facial expression reflected disappointment that her husband would only be paid $500,000 for a 1-hour speech from a Kremlin-connected bank, when Hillary thought her hubby deserved at least as much as Obama fetched from Italian bankers for one hour’s worth of work: $3.2 million. Hillary probably thought the Russians were being cheap.

buttmint's picture

...next time anyone lands in DaNang...grab a taxi and head 28 kms SOUTH to HOI AN.

snare a cold beer and watch the surf break left AND right.

Great little Vietnamese beach town. Has everything. If you go north to Hue, count on rain everyday!

"Charlie Don'T SURF!" True dhat!

Mr.Sono's picture

But the White House said....... pffff

ToSoft4Truth's picture

Right - at 7:10 AM today too!