We’ve been through this sort of thing before and I’m well aware how it goes down with most here but bear with it because I come to a slightly different conclusion.
DJT uses this hand arrangement a lot when meeting leaders:
Now hold your horses, I’m not ascribing anything nefarious to that … yet … not on the basis of just that.
It might even have passed unnoticed as one of his quirks, except for a few things. In the first place, the MSM picked up on it immediately:
… but in the case of Reuters above here, they photoshop one of Merkel alongside Trump. In the meeting with Trump, she was wearing blue and her hands were clasped as most people’s are.
Try it yourself – sit down as Trump is, on a low chair, not high, and let your hands come together naturally, see how they act. For myself, I would clasp the hands when not making a point/just sitting and indeed both he and Merkel do that in other pics not shown here, even in the one he put the fingertips together.
If I was being questioned or was about to make a point though, yes, I’d lean forward and put the fingertips together too so nothing in that.
However, Merkel does that in other situations too, including when standing and while all other leaders have their hands by their sides.
Now stand up and do that yourself. It’s an unusual gesture at the very least.
OK, call it her quirk, her way – most women stand with their hands clasped demurely in front, one over the other. You’ve seen many pics. And she’s not even making a point – note that the heart shape, if any, faces upwards.
But not here and in many other seemingly inappropriate moments – I’ll not run all the pics here, there are space constraints. But do look at this below:
Let’s come back to Reuters. Why would they pick on that and photoshop an image of Trump and her? All right, try this one:
All right, let’s continue to put an innocent construction on it. The media people have ‘schooled’ the leaders in how to stand and sit, where to put the hands, don’t fidget, don’t touch the face.
But with the best will in the world, what media person would school her in doing that clumsy gesture? Although I could make a case for it. They’ve all been told that the heart symbol means love, peace and prosperity together – one nation, one world. One can see them being ignorant enough, wool pulled over all their eyes, as all are only ever appointed with hidden govt approval.
No hidden govt? What’s the EU then? How did that happen? The UN?
If you start to buy that this is not innocuous, not as innocent as it seems, then DJT is one of the main exponents of it. Hence he ‘keeps winning’, the new Teflon President.
My attitude is that whatever he is, his stated policies are mine and many people’s. Once he stops delivering, there will be rumblings, so some successes but not the main ones will occur. If he’s not what he says, if he is just another one of them.