What was Donald Trump doing riding in a golf cart, trailing behind all of the other G7 leaders? Was he trying to slip away from the meetings and play a round of golf? Was he trying to play king of the world as his minions led the way? No, the real answer is even more embarrassing.
What a contrast a day or two makes, since the U.S. president muscled his way past the prime minister of Montenegro aside to get to the front row for photos. The optics of Trump among the U.S.’s allies looked really bad. He stood apart with an arrogant frown on his face, as he lectured his equals. Their expressions ranged from disbelief to anger to laughing at the man from America.
As Trump neared the end of his nine-day tour of the Middle-East, followed by the NATO and G7 meetings, his age caught up with him. That was when the 70-year-old president had to take the golf cart as the leaders from Germany, France, Canada, Japan, the UK, and Italy walked the streets in Taormina, Sicily.
That image of him in a golf cart depicted a weakened man, reflective of his weak and rude behavior among the United States’ allies.
He was too tired to keep up with the other strong, energetic, and united leaders.
The whole scene was symbolic of his attitude toward climate change.
Fly like a G6. pic.twitter.com/Tsn1HL3CX0
— Ankit Panda (@nktpnd) May 27, 2017
Times report; Trump was unable to walk 700 yards to another venue:
‘They walked the 700 yards from the traditional G7 group photo, taken at a Greek amphitheatre, to a piazza in the hilltop town, but Mr Trump stayed behind until he could take a seat in the electric vehicle.’