Was it a case of a burgeoning bromance or merely a case of being out of position?
Whatever it was, it made for a fantastic video and moment between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron that’s sweeping the internet.
Macron was in the middle of the pack of the “family picture” at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany when he noticed President Trump on the left of the front row.
The 39-year-old French president quickly moved his way through the crowd of the other heads of state until he got to the American president. The “hole” in the top row of the now infamous picture has become hilarious fodder on social media.
After the photo session broke, Macron gave his American counterpart a friendly punch in the chest and the two spoke.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said he sees a lot of President Trump in Macron, who he called “the strongest president of France in modern times.”
“In some ways I think Macron identifies with (President) Trump,” he said. “Macron is a very, very bright business oriented technocrat. He ran, came out of nowhere much like (President) Trump. He actually built his own legislative party and won a massive election for the assembly.”
It may have been more of a case of Macron being in an incorrect spot to begin with as it is protocol for the newest elected officials to be furthest from the middle of the photo.
But the apparent mutual appreciation of each other has grown since the infamous handshake the two men shared when they met in Brussels in May.
Since then the French president has vowed to have French jets join American forces in bombing Syria if its president, Bashar al-Assad, gasses his people again.
And he recently invited President Trump to come to France to celebrate Bastille Day, which President Trump accepted.
Below, the hosts of “Fox & Friends” and Newt Gingrich discuss the moment and its viral popularity.
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