Did Trump just shove another NATO leader to be in the front of the group? pic.twitter.com/bL1r2auELd
— Steve Kopack (@SteveKopack) May 25, 2017
On the issue, the Associated Press quoted Montenegro newspaper Vijesti saying: "It seems Donald Trump did not want that anyone overshadows his presence at the summit." The global news agency added that other Balkan websites ran headlines such as “America First” and “Where do you think you are going?”
According to the AP report, Markovic "shrugged off the slight". Speaking to reporters, the head of state said, “It didn’t really register. I just saw reactions about it on social networks. It is simply a harmless situation.”
"It is natural that the president of the United States is in the front row,” Markovic added, according to AP.
However, J K Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series, was not amused by Trump's gesture at the summit. She tweeted, "You tiny, tiny, tiny little man."
You tiny, tiny, tiny little man.
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) May 25, 2017
Of course, Trump was not the only one maneuvering at the meeting. According to a video footage on Twitter, newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron swerved at the last moment to bypass Trump and head towards German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Macron walks directly towards Trump, swerves at the last second to greet Angela Merkel first instead. Spectacular. https://t.co/mygGx8nUsQ
— Jack Maidment (@jrmaidment) May 25, 2017