Donald Trump is getting a lot of attention online for a video clip in which he appears to muscle his way to the front of a group of NATO leaders by shoving aside the prime minister of Montenegro.
The incident took place today during a tour of the new NATO headquarters in Brussels.
“In a video of the interaction, the president comes up from behind and then shoves Montenegro’s Dusko Markovic to get to the front of the group of world leaders,” USA Today reports. “Trump then adjusts his jacket.”
“Markovic appears to be taken aback at first, but after seeing that it was Trump, he smiles and pats Trump on the back,” the report adds.
Twitter was buzzing about the encounter. “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling tweeted: “You tiny, tiny, tiny little man.” Seth Abramson wrote: “Yesterday, we had the Gianforte Bodyslam. Today, we have the Trump Shove. To say Trump is unrelated to the coarsening of politics is absurd.”
USA Today quotes a Twitter user writing: “Honestly, the best part is Trump fixing his coat and doing that chin-in-the-air thing he does after the shove.”
Another Twitter user commented: “No silly. That’s just a ‘locker room’ shove. Nothing Trump does is offensive if you put ‘locker room’ in front of it.”
Here’s the footage posted by the AP …