Putin-Trump in deja vu ‘House of Cards’ moment at G20 Summit (PHOTOS)
The moment before Russian president Vladimir Putin and his American counterpart Donald Trump locked palms has been compared to a scene from the popular political drama ‘House of Cards.’
Donald Trump’s ascend to the White House has often been compared to something out of fiction.
But on Friday at the G20 Summit, Trump’s meeting with Putin in front of the cameras took on the uncanny resemblance of a scene from a Netflix series.
When you're watching the news but you've seen it all before on House of Cards...— Author (@00Author87) July 7, 2017
Trump and Putin pic.twitter.com/MdiEdQMBs2
The two leaders are in Hamburg as part of a meeting between international leaders to discuss pressing global issues such as Syria, climate change, global finance, migration and terrorism.
Underwood and Petrov in “House of Cards” season 3 vs. Trump and Putin IRL pic.twitter.com/IfzXVUkQB7— Hunter Schwarz (@hunterschwarz) July 7, 2017
The G20 summit has already yielded two handshakes between Putin and Trump, with the second official greeting garnering the most interest due to its resemblance to a scene in chapter 29 of the ‘House of Cards.’
Putin watching old episodes of House of Cards to figure out how to troll Trump pic.twitter.com/ZyfUURVsY5— Don Moynihan (@donmoyn) July 7, 2017
In the 2015 episode, the fictionalized US President Frank Underwood (Kevin Spacey) and President of the Russian Federation Viktor Petrov (Lars Mikkelsen) are at loggerheads over a European missile defense system.
But there doesn’t appear to have been the same animosity in real-life, according to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, who said the pair had “positive chemistry”.
However, Putin did appear to look down on Trump’s open hand gesture just before shaking it.