VIETNAM: Trump And Putin Wear Traditional Matching Outfits At Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit

Vanity Fair reports:

For all the norms and traditions and basic standards of human behavior Donald Trump has broken in his 10 months as president, there is one pastime he couldn’t get away from.

At the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit, held this year in Vietnam, Trump donned an oversize, bright blue, traditional Vietnam shirt alongside his fellow world leaders . . . including Vladimir Putin, standing right next to him for the “class photo“ that kicked off the event.

If Trump were as clever about optics as he claims to be, he would have seen this coming: an American president—dogged by allegations of collusion with the Russian government—standing next to the Russian president, looking for all the world like they‘re wearing matching pajamas and about to sleep next to each other in twin beds, Bert and Ernie style.

  • There WILL be a private meeting, you can count on it.

    • Frostbite

      They’ll only talk about non political stuff. Don’t worry.

      • Putin: So, Donishka, why are the sanctions not lifted?

        Donald: I’M TRYING! Every time I go for it, some bureaucrat stops me. But hey, at least I’m not enforcing them at all and haven’t even started with the new ones. I turned that sanctions bill into a doorstop.

        Putin: Not good enough. You must try harder.

        Donald: I will, I promise! But I did do as you said and destroyed the State Department. They’re nothing but a hollow shell now. Almost zero U.S. non-military power in the world now, and almost nobody’s noticed us doing it.

        Putin: Us? No, not me and not you. Rex, the man I told you to put in the office. HE has done a good job. You, on the other hand… I think we need to re-watch those videos I have.

        Donald: You promised you’d never release them!

        Putin: I promised not to release them if you keep being good boy. You have not been entirely good boy. So we watch and you remember why you do not want to cross me, da?

        Donald: …

        Putin: DA?!

        Donald: Da.

        Putin: ‘Da,’ what?

        Donald: Da, sir.

        • Frostbite

          at this point i don’t think the videos would do anything to hurt him. he’s done so much in the past year, who cares about a pee tape? certainly not me. and his crazy devotees will either declare it’s fake, or say jeebus approves.

        • TampaDink

          Brilliant, Becca.

  • Treant

    Uh, why don’t you just be putin out a Presidential Proclamation: “I Sold Out To Putin!”

  • coram nobis
    • coram nobis
      • Treant

        “Do these silver thingies make me look stupid?”

        • coram nobis

          “Why don’t you shake someone else’s hand, George?”

        • Tawreos

          What didn’t make him look stupid…apart from Trump?

      • Tawreos

        The little designs make it look to busy to me, I like the solid color better.

  • Yalma Cuder-Zicci

    Actually, ultramarine looks very good with orange. It reminds me of Jamie Wyeth’s painting, “Pumpkins at Sea”.

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ea2b0b82bedac86b0f8135b9381229fdaae5b42c1dfbbd554d658fb0a4da596b.png

  • Johnny Wyeknot

    Too bad it’s not orange.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    Looks like something ” Lil rocket man ” would wear.

  • Bambino
    • Treant

      EWWWW. Putin can do so much better.

      • Bambino

        A pimp has to keep his whore happy. It’s part of the deal.

        • Uncle Mark

          I think the term is “Bottom Bitch.”

          • Snarkaholic

            I’d go with “Bottomless Bitch.”

        • Snarkaholic

          Yeah, but aren’t cigs and borrowing a fur coat usually enough?

          • Bambino

            It’s what the industry call branding.

          • Snarkaholic

            I’ve never hired a hooker, so thanks for the education.

          • Bambino

            That was back in the 70’s with street hookers. Not sure if it’s being practice anymore.

      • kelven

        They deserve each other.

    • Tawreos

      Does Trump look like he might be blushing?

      • Bambino

        He might peed a little but no one is volunteering to check his diaper.

    • Publius

      I bet they’re excited to see each other after their last rendez-vous: http://www.lemonparty.org

    • Usually, I think it’s cute when couples dress alike, but not this time.

  • Paula

    I see the Vietnamese still like their pajamas. /s

  • boobert

    “pootie, melanoma is getting pretty old. What do you have in stock? “

  • Pollos Hermanos

    I wonder if his bone spurs started acting up.

    • Treant

      Hey! It’s incredibly brave of him to go to Vietnam finally, given how much those bone spurs must hurt.

      • boobert

        He’s gained about 100 pounds since inauguration. They will need to beef up the springs on his golf cart. lol

        • coram nobis

          It’ll take a lot of ketchup to get the cart up Hamburger Hill.

          • Treant

            And then he’ll eat it.

      • Pollos Hermanos

        Wouldn’t it be ironic if he got an STD during his visit.

        • Treant

          You mean another one?

  • Tawreos

    “… wearing matching pajamas and about to sleep next to each other in twin beds…”

    Like Trump would get his own bed, he would sleep at the foot of his masters bed like a good little servant.

  • Tulle Christensen

    So Trump and Putin are making plans to use Vietnam as a conduit to launder money now that Cyprus is being closely monitored

  • misterjack

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  • joe ho

    Too bad short-sighted populists forced end to TPP. Now USA has little leverage with China. And TPP corrected some of the mistakes of NAFTA, which was nevertheless a net positive for the US economy.

    Populism and nationalism make people feel good in the short term but are costly in the long run.

    • Do Something Nice

      Bullshit. Whatever good could have come from TTP was at the expense of working people around the world.

      • joe ho

        Nonsense. You’ve drunk the socialist kool aid.

        The agreement adds $223 billion a year to incomes of workers in all the countries, with $77 billion going to U.S. workers.

        Delete yourself. You’re worthless excrement.

        • Do Something Nice

          Thank you for your response. While I don’t remember writing anything as ‘harsh’ as you wrote because you don’t agree, your comment provided me with a good reminder to not be such a jerk, because I could end up like you.

        • unsavedheathen

          Lots for any environmentally-concerned, pro-labor, left-leaning individual to object to in the TPP.

          It would have resulted in 450,000 jobs lost by 2025 and a drop in median wages. http://www.ase.tufts.edu/gdae/Pubs/wp/16-01Capaldo-IzurietaTPP.pdf

          Corporations can sue any signatory nation over health and safety, environmental regulations, anything they don’t like, and the action is forced into binding arbitration. $400,000,000 in pro-corporate judgements and accompanying overturning of national laws since NAFTA was instituted with the same provision.
          http://investmentpolicyhub.unctad.org/ISDS/FilterByYear

          Job loss, environmental degradation, loss of sovereignty… a boon to international corporations.

          • joe ho

            lol.

            A win for all parties.

            https://www.brookings.edu/blog/future-development/2015/12/09/the-trans-pacific-partnership-is-a-win-for-all-parties/

            It is estimated that the TPP would generate hundreds of billions of dollars of additional GDP per year for the 12 member countries, and many additional jobs. While all nations would, on balance, benefit, the smaller and developing economies will probably gain the most, relative to their size. These are significant benefits, but because tariffs in the TPP member countries are already low, with exceptions for some specific products, they are modest compared to the gains from some earlier trade liberalizations when tariffs were higher and reduced more.

            https://news.stanford.edu/2015/11/11/tpp-boskin-trade-111115/

            Now go put on your Che Guevara costume and go play in the rush hour freeway traffic.

          • unsavedheathen

            And you wonder why you’re alone.

          • BeaverTales

            His childish insults indicate a lack of good argument. That post was devoid of actual economic logic, it was just more regurgitated “proof” that the only people ‘making money’ in this economy are the same QE2 welfare queens who crashed it in 2007.

            IMHO, the fuckers should be in jail, and not getting $300 million golden parachutes.

      • BeaverTales

        You’re right, it is complete corporatist Bullshite. The TPP makes no sense for either North American or Asian workers. It only puts more money in the pockets of grifting trickle down voodoo crony capitalists.

        Anyone who can read can see there is ZERO provision in the TPP that average wages will increase as capital flows get parked in an ersatz stock market or crapulent McMansions in NZ, Aus, US or Canada. The bailout babies of Wall Street have sold a load of horse manure propaganda to Trump’s newest and bestest friends in the Chinese robber baron demographic.

        If supporting jobs, workers rights and sensible environmental laws makes me a populist and a nationalist, then sign me up! Let the corporate shills fund the next bailout themselves with their offshore cash reserves.

        Justin Trudeau just walked away from this bad deal today…how anyone can label a trade deal that the most liberal and the most conservative heads of state in North America realize is an extension on a 4 decade long welfare program for Walmart and Goldman Sachs as ” feel good in the short term but are costly in the long run” is either a toady to the rich or a shill for his Wall Street masters.

        China, Japan and South Korea can keep their trade deficits. They’ve had it good for over 40 years, but none of those nations would be anywhere if we didn’t sell out American manufacturing and enforce environmental standards that they don’t.

        I’d tell them myself, but it’s exhausting to argue with these people. I prefer intellectual discussions.

  • joe ho

    Bone spurs didn’t prevent this trip to Viet Nam?

  • Mb

    I will only care what it wears when it is an orange jumpsuit.

  • another_steve

    Trump is not my President.

    He’s a criminal sexual predator, not my President.

    • Hank

      To me he just happens to be an idiot that occupies an office. I do not acknowledge him otherwise!!!
      BTW, I am Tuscany, Italy this week! 😀

      • another_steve

        Ooh… jealous!

        I love Italy. Rome is one of my favorite cities in the world.

        (Plus, Italian men are among the most beautiful on the planet.)

        • Hank

          I was in Rome, Naples. Sorrento and 2 weeks in Sicily last March and April. The Sicilian MEN were much hotter and “rougher” looking, than elsewhere!!! 😈
          Will be going to Venice, Lucca and Pisa this week from Montecatini, a spa town.

          • another_steve

            Venice is unique. There’s no other place on earth quite like it.

            Have they addressed the flooding problem there, I wonder?

  • Bill Haffey

    Well bone spurs finally made it to Vietnam, only 50 years too late.

    • Jeffg166

      Maybe he’ll step on a mine.

  • Lazycrockett

    That is not a good color or cut for anyone.

    • Lazycrockett

      Plus you got to wonder bout the designer that put a flower on that woman’s boob.

    • Bambino

      It’s the crouching traitor hidden treason look.

  • KCMC

    OT, Jason Marine Kander buddies Vet Salute
    https://twitter.com/s_webber/status/929032979883716609

    • Treant

      When does the sex tape come out and where do I preorder it?

      • KCMC

        IKR?! Confessing initial thoughts were: more patriotic porn.

        • Treant

          I wouldn’t mind seeing several of those guys plant the flag.

      • Natty Enquirer
        • Treant

          And proud of it!

          • MT YVR

            Proud is “woo, yay me”… a parade is something else, darlin’.

            😛 (lol) And yes, I thought it too.

      • ByronK

        The guy in front has a very firm grip on the other guy’s muzzle. I just hope it doesn’t go off in his hand.

  • Lazycrockett

    Is Vietnam 2 words?

  • Skeptical_Inquirer

    OT: Here’s something funny about Richard Spencer. Bouncing a check is not the only screwup when he tried to do his event.

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/richard-spencer-university-florida-bounced-check_us_5a0380b9e4b0f76b05c33438

    “In order to secure a room for the Oct. 19 speech, Spencer was required send a signed rental agreement and a check for $10,564.80 by Oct. 6. NPI executive director Evan McLaren put the contract and the check in the mail that morning, using FedEx’s same-day delivery service, requiring a university employee to accept the delivery around 10:30 that evening.

    Days later, the check bounced.”

  • IAMBOWLINGQUEEN
    • kelven

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    • FancyThat

      Finally some evidence that Putin was involved with the presidential erection!

  • Boreal
  • Smokey
  • Boreal
  • Jean-Marc in Canada
  • Jeffrey

    Vomitous.

  • Aren’t they CUTE!!???

  • Bryan

    Euw, leave Bert and Ernie out of this.

  • Porkie

    Nice that the bone spurs didn’t get in the way….

    • Halou

      I’d say Trump’s bone was well and truly spurred the moment he laid eyes on Putin.

  • Ragnar Lothbrok
    • Translation: There will be a secret meeting, with nobody but Donald, Putin, and Putin’s translator & staff present.

      • Karl Dubhe

        I hope someone slips a wire onto him, or into the room where the meeting happens.

        Then it plays in the world’s media. 🙂

        • Dagoril

          I hope someone slips polonium onto him.

          • Karl Dubhe

            There’s room to hope for both things.

        • Bambino

          Consider his giant multiple foldy ass, it should be an easy task for the CIA to implant many audio and video devices on it.

      • Halou

        And a photographer from TASS. No US media will be invited.

      • ChrisMorley

        We can be sure both will leak their own spins.

    • Treant

      And by “bump” we mean “exchange hotel keys.” And by that, we mean for a preplanned meeting.

      • Ragnar Lothbrok

        and by preplanned meeting, we mean negotiating, where Putin keeps the pee pee tape in exchange for getting Alaska back.

        • Treant

          Since that would shift the balance of the Senate, I’d actually support that…

        • Amanda B. Rekendwith

          Maybe throw in Alabama, too.

      • JohnJay

        Why do you think he had Melania stay behind in China to sightsee.

        • Treant

          So that Putin wouldn’t cuck him and force him to watch a real man fuck Melanoma.

          • Robincho

            Melanoma: “Iz heppening et lest!”…

    • Bambino

      Like the fucking moron is not going to tip toe his way into Putin’s boudoir in the middle of the night. His silence on Twitter will be a telling sign.

    • Halou

      Was it the G20 where, during a formal dinner, Trump went across the table to have a discussion with Putin? The topic of which nobody knows about because Trump neglected to bring a translator with him. But Putin, despite not sitting next to any English speaking head of government, thought it necessary to bring his English translator with him….
      Hmm…

    • Todd Allis

      “Bump” into each other? Is that what kids are calling it these days?

    • justme

      wasn’t the world told this the last time…
      It ended up as a 3 hour tour..
      Skippy and Gouligan together again.

    • Larry L

      And what about their wives? They could easily pass info to each other.

  • Galvestonian

    The POTUS selling out the country and asking for more shit to throw at the gullible dimwits back home and get them in line for an attempt at a revolution when most of the American public finally get around to impeach him. ( …so he’s basically telling Cheetolini that he should turn over any military surplus to the Nazis, white supremacists, goobers and the mentally ill that are in his base to get ready for the blow up ).

  • Margie

    Matchy-Matchy!

    • Hank

      Tell me that THEY are NOT dating!!! /s

  • Dagoril

    He looks miserable in that second photo.

    Good.

    • Treant

      I want to know where I can get the bosom rose for my garden.

      But then again, boobies. Ew.

  • Tor

    Trumpy didn’t get a little medal on his shirt. He’s surely riled about that.

    • He looks like he’s wearing one of those oversized smocks little kids wear when they’re about to do some finger-painting.

      • Tor

        I was surprised they could get one in jumbo size.

        • ClevelandJim

          Haven’t seen the back, they probably had to split the seam to fit over that ass.

      • Ann Kah

        …with their cute little hands…

  • Jefe5084

    OH, for cripes sake! Trump is so fucking phony, as is Putin.

  • Brooklyn Joe

    Who wore it better?

  • Jefe5084
    • Hank

      Dibbs!!!!

  • Friday’s_cat

    The Great White Dope wearing the uniform of a former enemy country. No surprise there.

  • Friday’s_cat

    Ho, Ho, Ho Chi Minh, GOP cheats to win.

  • This is how it should be done:
    https://twitter.com/MittRomney/status/928999549376528385

    A shame there are almost none like him remaining in the GOP.

    • danolgb

      Remember, he becomes just like them when he’s actually running for something. Their morals are flexible.

    • Halou

      Why can’t he have been the 2016 Republican nominee? He is far and away better than what we got.

  • ClevelandJim

    We’re playing dressup now? Seriously?

  • CharlestonDave

    awww…widdle Donnie is dressed just like his daddy!

  • olandp

    I cannot recall that happening before.

    Edit: My bad, who would have thought…

  • Halou

    Putin needed to have his outfit cleaned on several occasions during the event due to curious powdery orange stains appearing around the crotch area. Witnesses claim to have “no idea” how they kept appearing.. More at 11.

  • justme

    That’s alot of material for just one shirt..

  • RobynWatts
  • Tempus Fuggit

    It was funny when Daria did it. Now it’s just dumb copycatting.

  • Sam

    Hillary would have worn it better.

  • Travis Morrow

    Did Donnie find a daddy-figure who loves and hugs him?

  • Anastasia Beaverhousen

    Is this a bad production of the “Tzar and I ?”

  • Bluto
  • alc2018
    • Ann Kah

      Ooh, much prettier here!

  • Harveyrabbit

    They’re used to matching outfits. Been wearing them ever since they were little ghouls. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ccde3158b1299603b00740747a1697410fa0dcb4eef6562cd5e64e01ffae8c31.jpg

    • TexasBoy

      That’s the best Trump’s hair has looked.

  • -M-

    Vlad looks understandably gleeful to see the orange idiot.

  • Bertlay

    Trump is such a pansy, he didn’t do his power shake with Putin.

  • Diogenes Arktos

    Obviously there was no one in left protocol who could point out the insult to the vets that dressing in such an outfit (=sympathizing with the enemy) would provoke.

  • JAKvirginia

    Somebody’s missing a flag pin.

  • JCF

    Local news just showed Drumpf w/ veterans: then heard my (97 yo, WW2 veteran) dad ERUPT “damn draft dodger!” from the other room.*

    * He never said that re Bill Clinton: he can tell a principled war resister from a chicken hawk!

  • TexasBoy

    Wow, Trump sure has aged a lot since the election. He looks 10 years older already.

    • Ann Kah

      The orange has mostly washed out of his hair.

    • Tor

      May he age quickly.