Its the first nation trip of Donald Trumps presidency, and the strength foursome has actually delivered the goods

Never will we be gifted such a dream organize of press photos as the three date Macron-Trump tete-a-tete, the first day of which has determined the foursome stay the former dwelling of George Washington and awkwardly plant a tree. As presents from France to the US croak, some have pointed out that this tree is not exactly up there with the Statue of Liberty. The tree is more of a flowers-from-the-petrol station sort of effort.( It is, though, apparently significant foliage, in that the oak germinated on one of France’s former first world war battlegrounds ).

The Macrons’ trip is the first state visit from foreign chairmen to Trump, who is the first president in 100 years not to have comprised a state visit in his first year of office. It’s difficult to be a good emcee, between watching Fox& Friends, tweeting relentlessly and egregiously piquing most sectors of our society at a whim. But Trump opted the Macrons as a return invitation after he and Melania invested Bastille Day with the Macrons in Paris . Let us take a closer look at the latest duos’ minibreak.

Rolling the red carpet out, for, something … Photograph: Jacquelyn Martin/ AP

We begin with the above image, which I have titled, in homage to Magritte, Ceci n’est pas un avion . Because frankly, there is a glaring omission here.

French President Macron and his wife, Brigitte, departing their aircraft. Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/ EPA

I care about this image because Brigitte’s coat is amazing. There’s a Jackie Onassis colour-match here( albeit specifically the organization Onassis wore on the day of JFK’s assassination ). The coat is Louis Vuitton, one of Brigitte’s favourite descriptions. The cigarette throbs are tres French. Her husband is simply garmented as a standard Amis, ie. A Man in a Dres. But I note that Melania too choice a French decorator to wear( Givenchy, with Louboutin shoes ); more on this outfit anon.

Jackie O wearing one of her logo bold colour jackets. Photograph: Vin Cataani/ EPA

‘ So, you attend …’ Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/ EPA

Here’s Macron doing” the Blair” side gesticulate, since developed as the centrist premiere hand-move du jour . We’ve seen Barack Obama and Justin Trudeau utilise it, and even Angela Merkel. I have never seen anybody other than a politician do this with mitts when they speak.

Digging their own graves? Photograph: Jim Watson/ AFP/ Getty Images

The main event, the tree-planting. What I experience about this photograph is that neither Melania nor Brigitte has any remote intention of helping, while Trump and Macron bury their dying approval ratings and, perhaps in Trump’s example, Michael Cohen’s paper trail from the Stormy Daniels case. And the Steele dossier. And all other intel on Russia. He’ll probably be finished by nightfall. Meanwhile, Brigitte has the pose of persons who just landed a red and a light-green on her first two moves in video games of Twister.

Work it, Melania Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/ Reuters

Perhaps the best shot of the cluster, because: Melania. As well as substantiating the kind of epic mane movie that belongs on catwalks or in shampoo adverts( which would make sense, rendered Melania’s former modelling vocation) it’s interesting to conjecture what she might be concealing under the cape. Perhaps a carry-on, containing all the stuff one needs when one is planning to run away from one’s awful husband? Or perhaps this is why the Macrons apparently didn’t need a plane, because Melania flew them over. We just don’t know.

Harp at that! Photograph: Ludovic Marin/ AFP/ Getty Images

Please, give it up for random harmonica girl. Your typical woodland stagecoach headliner at Latitude Festival. Note Trump’s tepid curve- which, I’ll be honest, is probably the correct response. The others are ignoring the harmonica maiden, in accordance with the arrangements of one invigorating one’s speed, leader down, past a tube terminal busker with an eccentric instrument. I respect your decision to play the oboe sir, but is it truly working at the bottom of an escalator in King’s Cross?

She’s out Photograph: Saul Loeb/ AFP/ Getty Images

I’m gonna tell the body-language speak for itself here- because Melania, straight up, craves no part of this life any longer.


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