The Trump / Merkel Moment Everyone is Talking About [WATCH]

Well this is pretty hilarious. President Donald Trump met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Trump left Merkel hanging — which is interestingly enough a microcosm of what Merkel did to the German people.

According to Politico, Merkel leaned in while the cameras were rolling to ask Trump, “Do you want to have a handshake?”

Trump continued to look forward and may well have not heard Merkel, but of course, there was lots of speculation about the awkward situation.

“[T]his is so awkward that i died while watching it,” Rosie Gray of the Atlantic tweeted.

Which would have led to this and more …

Politico reported:

A photograph taken when Merkel first met with Trump earlier in the day outside the White House shows the two leaders shaking hands.

While Trump praised Merkel back in 2015, he later attacked her policy of accepting refugees to Germany, and their worldviews differ significantly. Merkel criticized Trump’s first attempt to ban people from several predominantly Muslim nations from traveling to the U.S. back in January.

Who knows why he did it, but aside from globalists that think Merkel is the greatest thing since sliced bread, who really cares?

Whether he did it because he didn’t hear her or on purpose, I’d argue that the image it puts forth is hilariously apt.

Merkel has led her country into disaster by opening the floodgates to thousands of refugees, and has become the globalists’ figurehead in the push to throw open the world’s borders — particularly the west.

If he made a point of not shaking her hand here, which I doubt given that he shook her hand earlier, he would have just been evidencing the feeling of many around the world — likely including many that have suffered in Germany under Merkel’s policies — about the scourge of globalism.