WARSAW - Over the past few weeks, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda has been dealing with sharp criticism at home over a photo posted by his US counterpart, Donald Trump, after their meeting at the White House in September.
Having a good sense of humor is probably the most helpful tool in getting out of an uncomfortable situation, and Polish President Andrzej Duda has turned to such an option, having tweeted a photoshopped picture of himself and Donald Trump.
“They’re writing to me that yesterday’s victory of the white-and-reds [Polish team] in the semifinals of the World Volleyball Championship led to a turn in relations between Poland and the United States. And they sent me this photo as a proof. I fell,” he tweeted.
The original picture became a subject of mockery and widespread criticism in Poland, as many considered it humiliating that Trump sat in a comfortable chair, while his Polish counterpart was standing next to him and reaching over the table to sign a strategic cooperation agreement.
Duda’s tweet, however, was not met as warmly as he might have expected, with some suggesting that the president be more serious: