Remembrance Day: Trump's expression when he saw Putin at a Remembrance service in France says it all

Lowenna Waters
Monday 12 November 2018 12:30
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This Sunday saw people across the globe attend Remembrance services to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.

World leaders travelled to Paris to commemorate the end of the 1914-1918 conflict as a centrepiece to global tributes to honour the 10 million soldiers who lost their lives during the Great War, and the moment that the final Armistice was signed, at 11am on 11 November.

During the event, which was held at the triumphal arch, which was built by Emperor Napoleon in 1806, leaders including German chancellor Angela Merkle, French president Emmanuel Macron, and president Trump of the United States stood under a glass covering while cellist Yo Yo Ma played a movement from the Bach symphony, to commemorate the dead.

President Putin of Russia was the last to arrive, and after brief handshakes with Macron and Merkel, he then grasped Trump's hand, before flashing him a quick thumbs up.

While Macron and Merkle appeared to stare Putin down with steely looks, Trump could barely contain his excitement, and a dazzling grin spread across his face.

People on Twitter were quick to point out the stark difference between the reactions:

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