The G7 summit, summed up in one photo

Germany's Merkel backs restraint with Italy's populist govt

Merkel spoke following a meeting with the leaders of Italy, Britain and France which came in the aftermath of US President Donald Trump's call to readmit Russian Federation. National Security Adviser John Bolton and other aides also look on what appears to be a tense moment.

The leaders had been meeting at the Group of Seven summit in Quebec, Canada over the weekend.

"Our companies have moved out and moved to Mexico and other countries, including Canada".

The picture of the German Chancellor, shared on her Instagram account, has invited hilarious captions and memes on social media with many calling it an "iconic photo" of the summit.

Trump said Saturday that he has a great relationship with his allies.

"This annual gathering typically is meant to display a show of unity, but Trump has forced a more combative tone, with messy public feuds breaking out over trade disputes".

Macron left his mark on Trump's hand after a firm handshake
Image:Emmanuel Macron left his mark on Donald Trump’s hand after a firm handshake

He then tore into Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau in a pair of tweets, calling him "very dishonest and weak" and attacking his "false statements" after Mr Trudeau reasserted his strong opposition to the U.S. tariffs in a news conference.

Mrs Merkel's photo has taken off on social media, spawning all sorts of memes and amusing caption contests.

And meme it the people did.

"He did not back away or blunt his critiques, and despite first-name references to "Angela" and "Justin", Trump did little to disguise his distrust of the global consensus model of world affairs that the G-7 represents".

Mrs Merkel's March 2017 visit to the White House was marked by Mr Trump either not hearing or ignoring her offer to shake hands in the Oval Office.

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