Trump winks at new bestie Vladimir Putin as bromance blossoms

American President Donald Trump winks at Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference.

American President Donald Trump winks at Russian President Vladimir Putin during a press conference. Screenshot

Awkward. During a press conference at their meeting in Helsinki, President Donald Trump shot Russian President Vladimir Putin a wink in front of reporters.

While several politicians have made headlines by utilizing the weirdest thing people do with their faces, Trump’s show of friendship comes days after 12 Russians were indicted for hacking DNC servers as part of the country’s attempt to influence the American presidential election.

Former President George W. Bush winked at Queen Elizabeth, setting off a media fury. A year later, Sarah Palin winked during the 2008 vice-presidential debate. But neither had quite the bromance with one of America’s biggest enemies.

Trump, who has repeatedly held hands with other male leaders despite getting his hand batted away repeatedly by his wife, seems to crave physical attention as much as he loves his ratings. This doesn’t mean he’s gay, it means he’s insecure. He wants approval.

It doesn’t take a specialist in body language to tell us that.

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