Finland’s President Looks ‘Finnished’ At Donald Trump Awkwardly Tapping His Leg
By Izza Sofia, 03 Oct 2019
Left image via Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com, right image via Mikhail Olykainen / Shutterstock.com
The hashtag #TrumpMeltdown found itself trending on Twitter after US president Donald Trump pulled an awkward move on Finnish president Sauli Niinistö.
Both leaders met at the Oval Office for a press appearance, where Trump could be seen ranting against the mainstream media and a whistleblower. At one point, POTUS could be seen reaching over to pat Niinistö’s knee.
Niinistö’s hilarious reaction did not go unnoticed, drawing tons of memes. The memorable moment saw Niinistö looking rather annoyed after Trump patted his knee. The Finnish president immediately swatted Trump’s hand to push him away.
Some social media users commented that Trump’s knee pat was “disrespectful,” while others expressed being proud of Niinistö for his bold response.
The moment has also inspired pop culture references, as illustrated in some of the funny tweets below.
President of Finland is a mood. pic.twitter.com/o3D90JgkkR— Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) October 2, 2019
The president of Finland as Trump rails against San Francisco, Los Angeles and the governor of California. pic.twitter.com/CpuVRjqfl6— Rebecca Ballhaus (@rebeccaballhaus) October 2, 2019
The president of Finland during all that pic.twitter.com/Nz6rrKiOGi— Jennifer Bendery (@jbendery) October 2, 2019
The President of Finland is like, “Hey, America, I think it’s time to put your toddler down for a nap.” pic.twitter.com/qmwh6oR1Oz— Adam Best (@adamcbest) October 2, 2019
The president of Finland right now pic.twitter.com/UrNLorKo4Z— Bill Barr is a criminal (@yesmaybenot) October 2, 2019
Finland’s President swatted Trump’s hand away after Trump touched his knee, is not a sentence I ever thought would ever have to be said. Trump’s a walking embarrassment. #donothingdonald pic.twitter.com/iPJl0mIv6w— Scott Dworkin (@funder) October 2, 2019
The President of Finland has a solidly Scandinavian response to physical contact from Trump. pic.twitter.com/vZca7v7zgu— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) October 2, 2019
[via Mashable, opening image via Evan El-Amin / Shutterstock.com, Mikhail Olykainen / Shutterstock.com]
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