On Friday, G7 and European Union leaders posed for what the lapdog press refers to as a “family photo,” a phrase intended to endear the world leaders to the lowly masses.
The photo brought together many of the globe’s most powerful and privileged. From left, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, European Council President Charles Michel, President Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi, French President Emmanuel Macron, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, They posed agead of the Group of Seven summit in Carbis Bay, Cornwall, England.
Despite being fully vaccinated, the G7 and European Union leaders stood six feet apart, looking stoic and rigid on the beach platform. This spurred a few sarcastic jokes, but there is a deeper reason the photo looks “odd.”
g7 family photo pic.twitter.com/91kf1eQkGa
— Justin Sink (@justinsink) June 11, 2021
The awkward photo kicked off a number of sarcastic jokes.
— Dean Johnson (@activrightbrain) June 11, 2021
this reboot of The Avengers looks wild
— Jeff Tiedrich (@itsJeffTiedrich) June 11, 2021
Late West vibes 😂 pic.twitter.com/ygyhfenWam
— Jordan Schachtel (@JordanSchachtel) June 11, 2021
Aliens, if you're listening, they're ready to be beamed up now.👽🛸🔻https://t.co/9Id3WOZHaF
— Kyle Becker (@kylenabecker) June 11, 2021
The most important thing about this “family photo” is that the optics are completely contrived for COVID theater. Keep with this for a moment.
Take a look at “family photos” in the past. Here is one being taken in 2019:
Here is the NATO summit “family photo” in 2020:
The latter was taken after the beginning of the COVID pandemic. There is a remarkable contrast between the Trump administration and Biden administration optics.
The Trump administration wasn’t trying to scare the public into adopting unnecessary measures. There weren’t the ‘games’ being played. This is a big difference with the Biden administration, which needs constant “optics” to keep the American public in a constant state of fear. Virtue-signaling hides the Democrats’ disastrous results, such as soaring inflation and disappointing unemployment numbers.
So, here is how the G-7 and European Union leaders behaved in 2021 when they weren’t virtue-signaling for the public in their “family photo.”
“Everybody in the water,” Biden joked to his fellow leaders at the G7 family photo on the oceanfront in Carbis Bay, England.
Macron and Biden walked shoulder to shoulder, chatting, an arm draped around each other’s back. pic.twitter.com/CTpwa8gCjU
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) June 11, 2021
“Macron and Biden walked shoulder to shoulder, chatting, an arm draped around each other’s back,” Jennifer Jacobs reported.
But this isn’t the only give away that the leaders don’t believe in their own social policies. Here are photos of Biden and other leaders doing the dreaded “elbow bump.”
G-7 elbow and/or fist bumps … pic.twitter.com/FGe1p2i1td
— Howard Mortman (@HowardMortman) June 11, 2021
Here is a photo of Biden and Boris Johnson.
Let's stop this elbow bump nonsense. Looks awkward. Completely unnecessary. Always has been and always will be. Just bizarre, annoying and a bit ridiculous 🙄😠@BorisJohnson @POTUS pic.twitter.com/DXWAvuF9JI
— David Teatro 💙 (@bfs_boy) June 10, 2021
But as explained in a previous post, Biden violated social distancing with military officers after departing Air Force One on the way to the G7 summit. He even shook hands.
In a conference call with world leaders in April, Biden was also the only world leader wearing a mask during the call. This is extremely embarrassing stuff, which should undermine public confidence and Americans’ ability to trust their elected leaders. These small ‘tells’ reveal a lot about what our politicians really believe and should not be ignored.
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