Biden Meets With Italian PM During Summit

Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni took the spotlight as the host and showrunner of the G7 Summit in Italy. This event was filled with meticulously staged moments, strategic interactions, and some behind-the-scenes drama involving none other than U.S. President Joe Biden.

Apparently, Jill is taking some time off and the Italian PM is taking it upon herself to keep Biden from making a complete stooge out of himself.

So, how bad was it?

Check out the response from MSNBC:

At the start of their first formal meeting, there was a bit of confusion. President Biden, seeking clarity, asked Meloni, “They’re just taking pictures?” This simple question, set against the backdrop of U.S. and Italian flags, signaled that the meeting would be a no-remarks photo opportunity. Meloni’s nod confirmed this, and the president’s handlers promptly asked the pool of reporters to exit. It was a carefully orchestrated scene, typical of the G7’s controlled media interactions.

Below was another moment when Biden got really confused and Meloni ushered him around.

And this happened too.

Meloni’s role as the summit’s host was not limited to managing high-profile meetings. She demonstrated her PR savvy by guiding Biden and other leaders through various events, ensuring every photo op was picture-perfect. During a parachuting demonstration, Meloni showed her leadership by gently steering Biden back to the group when he wandered off. This moment captured her ability to balance hospitality with leadership, making sure everyone stayed on track.

the left was freaking out that the orginial clip was just a highly edited video to make Joe look bad. But someone put the incident in context and it did Biden no favors.