June 9, 2018 — German Chancellor Angela Merkel posted this image on her Instagram account, taken at the G-7 Summit in Charlevoix, Quebec. The G7 consist of Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States — countries that make up close to half the world’s GDP. US President Donald Trump acted defiantly at the meeting, imposing trade restrictions, and avoiding contentious meetings like one on climate change. Merkel and Trump have a famously tense relationship.
The German Chancellor had a tepid caption for the picture: Zweiter Tag des G7-Gipfels in Kanada: spontane Beratung am Rande der offiziellen Tagesordnung. — Day two of the G7 summit in Canada: spontaneous meeting between two working sessions. #G7Charlevoix
We launched a caption contest, and are sharing some of the best captions from our readers and others on social media.
Merkel: Okay Donald, I am going to count to three… Eins… zwei… Guys, some help here? ~ @pieglue
I wish to complain about this parrot what I purchased not half an hour ago from this very boutique. ~ @RetroCanada
It wasn’t until the G-7 Summit was well underway that fellow participants realized the Trump in their midst was nothing more than an exquisitely rendered butter statue. ~ John Marks
Look, Donald, we’ll all give you our Air Miles points if you agree to the meaningless G-7 statement – and I’ll personally send you a whole case of mustard, the really good German kind with a dozen warm pretzels. But, that’s it – final offer! ~ Am Johal
Listen you orange twit: we’re not going to cave into your ridiculous bullying – especially because it’s just a matter of time before you’re impeached and you can live in your little dacha in Sochi. So just calm the f*ck down and sign the joint communiqué. ~ Lori Knight
We’ve had it Tweety! ~ Cathleen Poehler
PM Merkel explains to President Trump the many reasons Nazis were bad. Later she was overheard muttering “Show me your tiny hands, gottdammit.” ~ Richard Buddenhagen
Trump: “No, that’s not MY diaper.” ~ Reid Collins Jr.
I’m not wearing my big-boy pants. And you can’t make me! ~ Nick Racz
Where did you put those bloody keys? We have had enough of your BS. ~ @faridrohani