The two most puffed-up national leaders met, and from the publicity, each appears to be doing his best to be the biggest boss. News video and photos show them trying to top each other with grinning handshakes and back pats.
Anyone still remember the famous scene in Charlie Chaplin’s 1940 movie, The Great Dictator? The two most famous bad asses then were Germany’s Adolf Hitler and Italy’s Benito Mussolini. In the Chaplin movie, the names were thinly disguised as Adnoid Hynkel and Benzino Napaloni. One scene was in a barber shop, and each dictator used the chairs to attempt to look more important by cranking up higher than the other.
The occasion of the historic Trump-Putin meeting was the high-pumped G20 Summit. We can only hope the leaders will solve the problems between the world’s two super powers. The event was not in a barbershop, but in Hamburg. Hmm, Hamburg. Do you think they should have opened the session with: Where’s the beef?