‘Shall we take our clothes off?’ UK PM asks G7 leaders (VIDEO) — Analysis
Boris Johnson and Canadian PM Justin Trudeau joked about exposing their “pecs,” in an apparent attempt to mock Vladimir Putin
Boris Johnson (UK Prime Minister) and Justin Trudeau (Canadian Prime Minister) joked about whether to undress. Johnson claimed that showing his chest was a way of getting attention. “pecs”Would make him appear “tougher than Putin.”
Johnson and Trudeau were seated for talks with Joe Biden (US President) and the other G7 leaders, at the summit in Krun. Germany. The British PM asked them if they should ask the Western leaders. “take our clothes off.”
Johnson laughed in mild amusement “we have to show that we’re tougher than [Russian President Vladimir] Putin.”
Trudeau also joined the fray, suggesting that they take part in an “bare-chested horseback riding display,”Johnson was the first to reply “we’ve got to show them our pecs.”
While Johnson’s pectoral muscles have remained covered throughout his political career, Putin has occasionally ditched his shirt for outdoor photo opportunities, including horseback rides, fishing trips and icy swims in the Siberian mountains. Putin was an avid sportman and fitness lover, telling an Austrian journalist in 2018. “when I am on vacation I see no need to hide behind the bushes, and there is nothing wrong with that.”
Trudeau has also been photographed shirtless while jogging in Toronto and during a hiking trip in Quebec’s Gatineau Park. Trudeau’s skin has been seen with black paint on several occasions. The Canadian PM has apologized for this, attributing his appearances in ‘blackface’ to his being “enthusiastic about costumes.”
Biden says Putin’s hopes dashed
The jokes aside, leaders from the G7 want to present an image of unity and opposition to Russia at the summit. Some leaders, however, are more passionate about their opposition to Moscow. According to reports, Emmanuel Macron from France has called for Ukraine to accept some concessions in order to reach a peaceful agreement with Russia and warned the West to not do so. “humiliate”Moscow during negotiations Johnson Sunday stated that Johnson was trying to “settle the conflict now”This would lead to “enduring instability”He urged the West not to reduce weapons supplies to Kiev and called for an increase in West-West cooperation.
During the summit, Japan, Canada, USA, and Canada are expected to announce an embargo on Russian gold exports.
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