I’m a messy bitch who lives for political drama.
You can even see his shoulder in Turnbull’s pic:
Poor ol’ Dai Quang 🙁
Putting Turnbull’s tweet into Twitter myself, it’s clear that the PM had PLENTY of space to mention the Vietnamese president — or at the very least hand him an @. How messy.
It’s not entirely clear why Turnbull chose to crop out the Vietnamese president (his office has not yet responded to a request for comment) but there are a whole range of possibilities.
Maybe after the selfie was taken Turnbull showed the photo to his fellow world leaders and Dai Quang asked to be cropped out.
Maybe the phone did that weird thing when you take a photo with the front camera where it switches around your face so it looks like what everyone else sees IRL and not what you see in the mirror every day. That can be confronting.
Maybe Dai Quang didn’t like how he looked in the selfie. We’ve all been there.
Looks like ol’ Malc has found himself in the middle of some serious political world leader friendship drama, which is honestly a vibe I can get around. Will be tuning in again.