I like that the hand shake game is now part of every world leader's preparation for a trump meeting.
Love that little extra grip, just as Trump is trying to disengage.
Cant beat the skill of Justin Trudeau. He was ready after Trump pulled the classic Trumpshake and rekt the Japanese PM. Braced the arm on the shoulder, pulled slightly downwards, and completely neutralized Trumps advantage (abbreviated /sub/canada description). Nothing to fancy or savage for Mr. Trudeau, great way to showcase that Canadian politeness.
Denmark: Look how prepared the Danish PM was, courtesy of a u/Gaardsanger below https://m.9gag.com/gag/aYxOpGw
Beautiful, really caught POTUS off guard. You can see the uncertainty in his face. I mean, who could possibly be ready for an overhand approach like that? Well-done. 8/10, Danish PM wins it
France: And as seen above, Macron brings home a victory for France. Beating Trump at his own game. Remarkable! And wow, a new development for me. Macron throwing absolutely massive shade towards Trump in this video, and then Trump attempts to enact revenge. If you watch closely, Macron goes for the PM of Belgium handshake just before reaching Trump. Not just one fake, but two. Macron even gives him a little pity pat at the end of the shake. Just unbelievable savagery here by the French President. Gives Germany the consolation prize from Merkel's last meeting with Trump, while simultaneously snubbing the POTUS. Expect an angry tweet later, France.
Germany: And as we know, poor Merkel was denied participation. Gotta say home team wins by default. Better luck next time, Germany. Gotta be more aggressive for that handshake, we all know Trump is a germa(n)phobe
Japan: Shinzo Abe vs trump. Victory: Trump. No denying this one. Absolutely taken for a ride. The defeat is prominent on Shinzo Abe's face. Japan has some work to do. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=T6veBS2avcU
Ireland: The PM of Ireland in fact called Trump out for his unique handshake! I'd have to say Trump didn't really try here, as he must've been too intimidated to attempt the TrumpShake. Ireland wins this round.
Tajikistan: Not to be outdone by world powers and EU countries, Tajikistan attempted to counter the Trumpshake as well. Unfortunately, the president Emomali Rahmon fell prey to a new Trump maneuver, which appeared to consist of spastic twitching/jerking. Tough luck Tajikistan. I doubt even Justin Trudeau/Canada could've countered that one.
I've done a review of this one, as suggested below. I think Emomali Rahmon did attempt to counter this one, and it does look like he had a strong stance and was prepared for the jerk. However, It looks like Trump noticed he was in trouble, and seeing that he had never heard of Tajikistan, couldn't possibly let himself be one-upped by this country. So he attempted a new maneuver, the previously described TrumpTwitch. It definitely threw Emomali Rahmon off guard. I might have to make this one a draw, perhaps a Tajikistan edge. Trump clearly panicked, but he did manage to exert a small amount of control towards the end with the twitch.
Montenegro: Recently got word that Montenegro entered the fray as well. However, it appears you've definitely fared worse than Japan/Germany, as your PM Duško Marković was not even granted a Trumpshake, but instead a shove! Unbelievable! There's simply no recovering from that one. Personally, I would resign. http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/25/politics/trump-pushes-prime-minister-nato-summit/index.html
United States: As a bonus, we've got Mike Pence stepping into the ring too. Definitely a Trump victory, but overall a net loss for the United States.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbA5NgR0ENE
Alert your leaders folks, they should be ready for this
Final: Final score Trump with a 2-5-1, win/loss/draw record. And a loss for the US as a whole.
Good night Europe. Good luck with our POTUS tomorrow
Huge respect for this guy. I can't imagine the amount of courage this guy had standing between an angry mob and armed police officers.
There are many religious figures in history who tried to facilitate peace despite threat to their lives.
Cleric unit providing healing and buffs to the DPS
Police have alleged the clan has some 500 members interwoven by kinship or marriage, and that the family group used young girls to commit burglaries across Europe.
The bonds of an ionic crime gang would be stronger.
Women burglars, truly we live in progressive times.
On a serious note, I hope European cooperation against this sort of 'business' is as deep as it can get.
Familial crime gangs are the worst kind because familial bonds are the strongest.
Trump clearly doing a tour of major religious centres, since he's going to the heartlands of Islam, Judaism, Catholicism and Eurofederalism.
The Vatican, too.
Mussolini didn't die for this.
Everybody, brace for the incoming Soros conspiracists.
Hopefully some proper alternetive to FIDESZ emerges from these protests because current one is pretty shyte.
against governments campaign against the EU
Whats going on? Guess I need to catch up on my news
The EU doesn't fancy the building autocracy
I went there a couple of years ago with my family. There was a huge line of people waiting to touch this certain wall. We didn't know what it was all about (not religious) but decided we were going to touch the wall too. My dad was the only one who ignored the wall and didn't touch it. Literally one minute after we're done a pigeon poops on my father's head. 7/10 it was a fun day.
I remember all the shops selling virgin-shaped water bottles. Oh, and somewhere they charged me like 5€ for a coffee (I guess they made it with miracle water). And the loudspeakers around the church constantly shushing the people.
Nice place, but weird experience.
Yes it's a religious place but it's actually really depressing too. A large amount of disabled people travel to Lourdes in hopes of being cured by going to this place. You will always see a ton of trip organisers at local airports such as Pau which take a group of old or crippled people to this statue to pray. All this because 100 years ago someone claimed to see an apparition.
Follow the link to her wiki page and it says:
"Bernadette learned very little French, … She could read and write very little due to her frequent illness. She spoke the language of Occitan, which was spoken by the local population of the Pyrenees region at that time (and to a lesser degree today)."
This would be the perfect setting for those prisioner exchange scenes in spy movies.
Slap that image on the next Euro banknote.
It's worth noting that all of those bridges are actually made up, so as not to feature some countries and not others, but instead exude a general European architectural atmosphere... ... And then the Netherlands just had to go and build them all anyway.
We can exchange German and British tourists. <3
France is in the same range as Portugal (60-70) but has a darker color. This makes no sense.
Sometimes I forgot how lucky I am to live in a tolerant country like the Netherlands, but then these kind charts give me a good reminder.
The colour gradient itself is vague and badly designed.
Where is /sub/dataisbeautiful when you need them?
Title says EU, image says Europe. Both wrong, although Europe is the least wrong.
This really, really brings me back to Age of Empires 2 for some reason
Looks like a screenshot from The Witcher.
Menu screen intensifies
This place looks absolutley wonderful.
Yeah, this is a shitpost
I see two naked man, pig and sofa.
Are you sure they are going to prepare gyros?
Let me a bit from my frape, while I upvote you.
That pig looks a bit unsure about the whole situation