President Trump is attending his first NATO summit since taking office, and reporters are having a cow after video shows him “shoving” another world leader at the event.
Of course, it’s more fake news from the fake news media, but why let the truth get in the way of a good fib about the President? CNBC reporter Steve Kopack drew attention to President Trump allegedly shoving Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic out of the way so he could join other leaders in a group, however, the incident doesn’t appear to be anywhere near as bad as some have suggested.
Check it out:
Did Trump just shove another NATO leader to be in the front of the group? pic.twitter.com/bL1r2auELd
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) May 25, 2017
The Daily Caller has more:
CNBC reporter Steve Kopack drew attention to the incident. Trump opponents saw the encounter as a brutish shove.
Of course, it’s not clear what was said before and after the scene.
Markovic, who was elected to office in October, did not appear to take issue with Trump’s maneuver. He patted Trump on the back after being nudged aside. Trump then shifted his jacket and tie and struck up a conversation with another world leader standing next to Markovic.
The incident has already proved to be fodder for Internet conspiracy theorists who believe Trump colluded with the Russian government to win the November election.
Apparently, Vladimir Putin isn’t a fan of NATO and he was opposed to Montenegro joining the organization. So Trump detractors are taking the incident as some sort of proof that Trump and Putin are working together to undermine it.
Meanwhile, in reality, the “shove” looked more like the President letting Montenegro’s prime minister know he was behind him and looking to get around. But hey, conspiracies are so much more fun, right?