People look for a ray of light wherever they can in these dark times and we were provided just that courtesy of the G-20 economic summit in Argentina where a lot of Very Important People In Suits are currently gathered, probably to discuss whether the rest of us get to eat next year.
— Ahmed Al Omran (@ahmed) November 30, 2018
Amidst all the elbow-rubbing there was a remarkable moment when Russian Prime Minister and Sith Lord Vladimir Putin greeted his Saudi counterpart Prince Mohammed bin Salman, aka “MBS,” like a beloved frat brother he hadn’t seen all summer break, slapping him with a high five capped off by a fun little smile and lean back reminiscent of Will Smith’s greeting to DJ Jazzy Jeff in the “Fresh Prince of Bel Air.”
You can almost hear them say “Pshhhhh!” afterwards.
This was enough to light the fires of the internet forge and send red hot memes and jokes tumbling forth.
fresh prince mohammad bin salman and dj jazzy vlad pic.twitter.com/k3ilMRkfWQ
— siraj hashmi (@SirajAHashmi) November 30, 2018
Is this the official dictator to dictator handshake https://t.co/cmrDlGStpX
— Savayee Inam (@SavayeeInam1) November 30, 2018
This is exact handshake my favorite co-worker and I greet each other with at work
— HYPR Meech (@xmeechx2015) November 30, 2018
A second wave of memes was unleashed when observers noticed President Trump looking sadly on as the two rulers greeted each other.
Trump is jealous of their frolicking murderers club handshake pic.twitter.com/d6r50itle4
— Quinn Sutherland (@ReelQuinn) November 30, 2018
What was going through his mind? Was he jealous that he might never become a “real” dictator like this friends with the ability to murder critical journalists on a whim as both Putin and MBS are accused of doing?
Is President Trump
Disappointed? Angry? Jealous? pic.twitter.com/LRkU3tj8RS
— Mustafa Bağ (@mustafa__bag) December 1, 2018
Was he jealous of the dark-hearted bromance apparently brewing between the two strongmen and feeling suddenly like a third wheel even after he said all those nice things about Vlad and totally let MBS slide on the whole Jamal Khashoggi thing?
Maybe he was just staring blankly into space dreaming of his next five Big Macs. It’s impossible to know.
Trump jealous here? 😂 pic.twitter.com/biLhysu9Yg
— Guardiolista (@Guardiolista01) December 1, 2018
Naturally “Mean Girls” references were made.
Trump is going to be jealous. Putin and MBS are totally not letting Trump sit at their table. Mean girls at the G20. pic.twitter.com/pxhfux98TO
— madeline hester (@merlotmonkey) November 30, 2018
I not-so-lowkey love that MBS and Putin high-fiving while Trump watches is already a meme pic.twitter.com/CzvyjjZSHi
— Ziad Ramley (@ziadramley) December 1, 2018
Two.of the worlds worse, and trump looking so jealous pic.twitter.com/ECr4gDos6E
— Brian Adams (@beadams11) December 1, 2018
Is it just me or does Trump look a little jealous??? pic.twitter.com/DWL6zD9qH7
— Patti Garner (@Voyager1700two) December 1, 2018