What you need to know about using our products and services.
These are the core obsessions that drive our newsroom—defining topics of seismic importance to the global economy.
Also visible are the notepad and pen Putin brought with him. Trump apparently toted nothing extra into the meeting, other than his “really good brain.”
The weirdest, least flattering image of Donald Trump with Vladimir Putin didn’t come from a rogue member of the media. It came from Trump’s own press secretary.
Our emails are made to shine in your inbox, with something fresh every morning, afternoon, and weekend.
Related Images: donald trump president usa america flag269 Free images of Trump
Our mobile-native platform about fundamental ways in which the global economy is changing
In-depth coverage of the world’s largest democracy for India and its far-flung diaspora
Create, share, and discover charts, using the same tools as the Quartz newsroom
The White House’s terrible photo is the perfect image of the Trump-Putin summit
The important stories of innovation across the continent’s wide-ranging economies
Though Trump’s body language itself isn’t particularly revealing, the absence of any level of engagement or enthusiasm makes this a strange photo to emerge from his administration’s press shop. One would think the image coming from Trump’s team would make it appear the two men were deeply engaged and—if not enjoying the prospect of their sitdown—at least interested in what is to come. Perhaps the tweet was just in keeping with Trump’s “low expectations” for the summit.
Quartz is a guide to the new global economy for people excited by change
Join our global team of smart, curious, and kind colleagues.
Just before the US and Russian presidents’ closed-door meeting today (July 16), Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted a black-and-white photo that shows Trump, sitting upright and wide eyed, looking away from Putin, whose eyes are closed.
While the meeting was supposed to project the US president’s resolve on dealing with Russia and his desire to improve relations, the image underscores his somewhat weakened position after Trump’s recent bashing of America’s European allies. Perhaps Putin doesn’t even need to appear awake, because he has already won.
Lifestyle, culture, and living well in the new global economy