President Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin do not like each other whatsoever.
They have vastly different views of the world and have clashed manytimes over a number of issues from Russias annexation of Crimea to the ongoing war in Syria.
At the G20 Summit in China on Monday, Obama and Putin gratified separately for 90 minutes and discussed how they might work together to end the Syria conflict.
The Obama administration has supported opponent forces in Syria, while Russia has supported the Syrian government and President Bashar al-Assad. This sets the US and Russian governments at odds in this convoluted conflict.
Russia has targeted these opponent forces and contributed to the devastating humanitarian crisis in Syria, especially in places like Aleppo.
Long story short, this is a messy war with a number of different players involved, in which two major powers are on resisting sides and Syrian civilians have paid the biggest price.
This is why Obama spoke to Putin on Monday, but their discussion was apparently unproductive. After they talked, President Obamasaid,
We have had some productive dialogues about what a real cessation of hostilities would look like to allow us to both focus our energies on common enemies But given the gaps of trust that exist, thats a tough negotiation. We havent yet closed the gap.
CNN Politics (@ CNNPolitics) September 5, 2016
But people seem to be focusing more on a photo that was taken of Obama and Putin than the substance of what they discussed. With that told, the photo is a testament to why these two cant seem to agree on anything.
Obama gave Putin the demise stare as they met before the media.
ian bremmer (@ ianbremmer) September 5, 2016
Naturally, the Internet had a lot of fun with this photo.
Never going to get over this photo tbh. pic.twitter.com/ rA9qo0f1X8
Adrian Carrasquillo (@ Carrasquillo) September 5, 2016
For dramatic consequence Close-up of the Obama death stare and the Putin devious smirk pic.twitter.com/ 3isdRIggx8
Jason Howerton (@ jason_howerton) September 5, 2016
Putin wishing he hadn't told turn on your location pic.twitter.com/ mgWMFmGQky
Ira Madison III (@ ira) September 6, 2016
When you're in the club and you run into your mortal adversary. pic.twitter.com/ XyZb6TzZnt
John Haltiwanger (@ jchaltiwanger) September 5, 2016
Inevitably, the demise stare get photoshopped. Its amazing what we use technology for.
Thiscould be better than Rocky IV.
Quick, grab popcorn!
This is getting genuinely intimate.
Sounds like a great video game!
It had to happen
This did, too.
Internet, you never cease to astound me.
You can stand under my umbrella( ella, ella, eh, eh, eh ).
When a North Korean dictator creepily photobombs you.
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