President Donald Trump apparently doesn’t like to be in the back of the group.
That is, until he suddenly emerges from the back of the pack and pushes Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic aside. Trump takes the opportunity to own the spotlight, stopping to adjust his suit in front of cameras as the other leaders looked on.
The “shove” was a warm welcome to NATO from Trump to Markovic, whose country will become a NATO member June 5.
Trump was on the fourth leg of his trip overseas, and he used the meeting with NATO allies to give a lecture on not spending enough money for collective defense. He gave a speech in front of the other members and told them that not paying their share in defense isn’t fair to the United States.
The president also refused to endorse Article 5 at the meeting, which says that an attack on any NATO member is an attack on all.
But it was him shoving the way to the front of the pack prior to the meeting that took social media by storm. Many users had their own humorous take on the move.