Happy holiday Friday! It’s no rest for the wicked as this week we’re playing Top Trump Tweets!
Thousands of people took to the streets to express their opinion about The Donald… and lit up social media with the hashtag: Trump not welcome.
— Piers Scholfield (@inglesi) May 24, 2017
— 🇪🇺Martin Mycielski (@mycielski) May 24, 2017
Trump lookalikes, however, seemed to do OK.
— DSW – International (@dsw_intl) May 25, 2017
The other Donald, President of the European Council Donald Tusk, told Trump he should put principles and values ahead of interests, in what appeared to be a tense meeting.
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) May 25, 2017
And let’s not forget Tusk tweeted last year that one Donald was more than enough!
My wife's latest comment: one Donald is more than enough!
— Donald Tusk (@donaldtusk) November 5, 2016
And, of course, Craig Winneker and others hadn’t forgotten that Trump famously described Brussels as a hellhole!
Brussels, @realDonaldTrump is in you right now.
Here's how to welcome him to the 'hellhole' https://t.co/cPHR2EwrLV
— Craig Winneker (@CraigWinneker) May 24, 2017
New French President Emmanuel Macron was also in town and got to grips with the POTUS, with a vice-like handshake.
— Bloomberg (@business) May 25, 2017
But Danny Kemp revealed what we were all wondering: Would Juncker lean in for a kiss? Spoiler alert! He didn’t.
Breaking – EU's Trump arrives at EU HQ, welcomed by Tusk. Waiting to see if Juncker goes for kiss
— Danny Kemp (@dannyctkemp) May 25, 2017
The European Business Summit also generated interest in the Bubble last week.
Nick Chrysoloras reported that German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schäuble is getting fed up with discussing Greece.
`I'm a little bit tired of discussing about Greece, after two days,'' Schaeuble says at #EBS2017
— Nikos Chrysoloras (@nchrysoloras) May 23, 2017
Dervla Gleeson spotted this sign and drew the comedy conclusion that Europe is no longer imploding!
— Dervla (@Dervla_Gleeson) May 23, 2017
But many people, including Ryan Heath – doyenne of the EU Twitterati – reported that there was a “serious gender problem” at the “Mansplaining” conference. Better luck next year EBS!
— Ryan Heath (@PoliticoRyan) May 23, 2017
And finally, the rest of the world stood with #Manchester following the horrific attack on a pop concert that left dozens dead or injured.
Messages of condolence from EU and world leaders flooded social media and flags across Brussels were flown at half-mast.
— Margaritis Schinas (@MargSchinas) May 23, 2017
— CanadianUK (@CanadianUK) May 23, 2017
— NATO (@NATO) May 23, 2017
And for once Brexit didn’t seem to matter quite as much as chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier also expressed his solidarity.
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And join me again next week for more snarks and larks using the hashtag #EUtweets!