“I don’t know how they wanted to undress to the waist or below,” Putin told reporters. “I think it would have been a disgusting sight in both cases. ”The leaders of the Group of Seven mocked the image of the Russian president as a strongman during their meeting in Germany last Sunday and they joked asking if they should only wear T-shirts or maybe something less.
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked: “Do we keep the jackets? Shall we take it off? ”As they sat down at a table at Elmo’s castle in Bavaria, where German Chancellor Olaf Scholz hosted the G7 summit. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau suggested waiting for the official photo before undressing, but Johnson joked: “We have to prove that we are stronger than Putin.” “We will have the scene of a bare-chested horseman on horseback,” said Trudeau, referring to the famous photo of Putin that portrayed him in 2009. For her part, the President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen said that “riding is the best thing “, without commenting on the question of clothing, specifically. “We have to show them our muscles,” Johnson replied.