Finnish President Sauli Niinistö couldn't have visited the White House at a worse time.
President Donald Trump is currently treading water in an ocean of investigations, impeachment inquiries, accusations of soliciting foreign help for personal gain, reports of cruel ineptitude regarding border security and a wealth of other issues.
As Americans know all too well, things tend to go haywire when Trump is backed into a corner.
As the President took questions during a joint press conference with Niinistö, the Finnish President got caught in the middle.
The President, who had just fired off a standard early-morning tweet storm, railed against reporters who kept pressing him for answers to their questions as if it were their job or something.
Niinistö remained diplomatic, but his subtler actions told us everything we needed to know.
At one point, he swatted the President's hand away—perhaps because he heard of Trump's penchant for grabbing things he shouldn't.
The Finnish President telling trump that he doesn't want to be touched is amazing and incredibly uncomfortable… https://t.co/bzZ7DWSfDq— Max Sternlicht (@Max Sternlicht)1570040458.0
Like many humans, he looked to his pet for comfort later.
I know we're watching Trump meltdown on TV in front of Finland's president, but have you considered Finland's First… https://t.co/GzUKzQe0H6— Jacob Head (@Jacob Head)1570035388.0
But that didn't stop things from getting decidedly uncomfortable.
TRUMP'S FACE when a Finnish reporter asks the president of Finland, "What kind of favors has Mr. Trump asked from y… https://t.co/8MiZYhmhad— Brian Tyler Cohen (@Brian Tyler Cohen)1570043936.0
The contentious meeting between two ally nations—and President Niinistö's reaction to it—sparked some dank memes.
When you at your friends house and he starts arguing with his parents #TrumpMeltdown https://t.co/DtQUBg2o4q— anthony 🍨 (@anthony 🍨)1570059327.0
The President of Finland looks like a guy desperate to get the check and run-away from a first date. #TrumpMeltdown https://t.co/o5xd8roYvx— Grant Stern (@Grant Stern)1570051197.0
Have you ever gone over to a couple's house not knowing they just decided to get a divorce? That's Finnish Preside… https://t.co/Z9hzYUs47a— Red T Raccoon (@Red T Raccoon)1570043579.0
If looks could kill, there’d be one less Finnish reporter. https://t.co/i4b6BaJ7ax— Jon Cooper (@Jon Cooper)1570049380.0
The look on the Finnish President's face in the Oval Office says "what the hell is going on here?" He is ALL OF US… https://t.co/U3FZ5MYzau— BrooklynDad_Defiant Savage! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant Savage!)1570040335.0
The President of Finland is like, “Hey, America, I think it’s time to put your toddler down for a nap.” https://t.co/qmwh6oR1Oz— Adam Best (@Adam Best)1570045062.0
Watching the President of Finland begging to be rescued from this insanity was a sight to behold. #TrumpMeltdown https://t.co/aRBk8JZ6Am— BroadStBoss (@BroadStBoss)1570041282.0
Finnish President doing a Jim from The Office #TrumpMeltdown https://t.co/Ko4o4mxVLN— DogsHateBoots (@DogsHateBoots)1570044017.0
The President of Finland during the #TrumpPressConference #TrumpMeltdown https://t.co/FnUscIr7F4— 🐧 Wi with null L’s (@🐧 Wi with null L’s)1570067272.0
The president of Finland during all that https://t.co/Nz6rrKiOGi— Jennifer Bendery (@Jennifer Bendery)1570034998.0
The Finnish President during the #TrumpMeltdown: https://t.co/dsYBGh8rC4— Nick Jack Pappas (@Nick Jack Pappas)1570041423.0
The president of Finland right now https://t.co/UrNLorKo4Z— Bill Barr is a criminal (@Bill Barr is a criminal)1570035235.0
Trump: I’m happy to be here with the Finnish President. The President of Finland: Wait.... what in the Hell is a M… https://t.co/X1KiQCO6qN— Cameron Grant (@Cameron Grant)1570037447.0
Send our regards to Finland.
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