Theresa May, the British Prime Minister, demonstrated her experience, diplomacy and poise during yesterday’s press conference with the US President. She even out-manoeuvred the US President on NATO.
But Donald Trump is a seasoned publicist. He knew he could redress the balance immediately. When he took the Prime Minister’s hand in line of sight of the World’s Press, he symbolically dis-empowered the British Prime Minister. She became a woman in need of his reassurance and protection.
And of course the woman cannot protest. The President’s gesture was, after all, a genuine gesture of kindness and friendship.
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