Trump shoving a leader at a NATO summit.

Screengrab via @SteveKopack/Twitter

Trump shoves NATO leader to be in the front of group

This is the second embarrassing mishap for Trump on Thursday.


Andrew Wyrich

Internet Culture

Published May 25, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 1:13 pm CDT

Everyone knows President Donald Trump strives to be a strong leader—but literally shoving another world leader to get to the front of a group is something new.

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It appears that Trump, while meeting with other NATO leaders during his first foreign trip on Thursday, shoved someone out of the way so he could be front and center.

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After pushing past the leader—identified as Dusko Markovic, prime minister of Montenegro—he adjusts his suit jacket and poses.

Take a look at it here and decide for yourself.

In case you (somehow) missed it, here is the shove in slow-mo:

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Naturally, the internet had a field day with Trump’s latest attempt to be seen and heard.

Trump has repeatedly accused members of NATO of owing the United States money for defense.

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This is the second embarrassing mishap for Trump on Thursday; earlier in the day, newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron bested Trump at his own handshake power grab.

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*First Published: May 25, 2017, 11:06 am CDT