Antony Blinken's reaction to US President Biden's "dictator" comment about Chinese President Xi Jinping looks to be the next hit meme in diplomatic circles. Physically recoiling, shaking his head, and fidgeting with his hands, Blinken's body language spoke volumes during Biden's solo press conference.
Antony Blinken's reaction to President Joe Biden's comments about Chinese President Xi Jinping has become the focal point of discussions following the US-China Summit meeting.
I’m not gonna lie to y’all, I’ve watched this approximately 257 times… Blinken, dying inside, never gets old— Rachel Blevins (@RachBlevins) November 16, 2023
Former Italian diplomat Marco Carnelos didn't hold back, calling out Blinken's "desperate body language" like he caught him mid-eye roll at a family dinner.
"Twelve months of diplomacy down the drain with a single word. WTF," he exclaimed.
Secretary Blinken’s @ABlinken desperate body language after @POTUS President Biden - after his long-searched meeting with his 🇨🇳 counterpart! - called President Xi a dictator is priceless. Twelve months of hard work & diplomacy thrown in the toilet with a simple word. WTF 🤦♂️ https://t.co/erhpTcfMqL— Marco Carnelos (@MarcoCarnelos) November 16, 2023
And let's not forget the equally cringe-worthy moment shortly after, when Biden seemingly tattled on Blinken in the middle of his comments on Israeli hostages.
"I know Mr. Secretary, I'm gonna go stop"— MintPress News (@MintPressNews) November 16, 2023
President Joe Biden stops talking about Israeli hostages during a speech today after Secretary of State Antony Blinken nods his head for him to stop. pic.twitter.com/1JDZxCmYVE
A nod from Blinken, and Biden abruptly changes the topic, like a scene straight out of a political sitcom, but not without calling out Blinken first.
Blinken looks REALLY worried.— The Patriot Voice (@TPV_John) November 16, 2023
He seems ill at ease, like something is about to go REALLY REALLY WRONG.
It’s that face you make when you KNOW you are involved in TREASON. pic.twitter.com/ibZeZfRGNE
This incident follows Blinken's involvement in cleaning up the fallout from a similar remark made by Biden in June, which drew a strong response from the Chinese government.
Blinken looking at Biden with the same look of concern as when you are driving at night in the middle of nowhere and all your engine lights come on.— ShitShow (@ShitShowNation) November 15, 2023
"just a little bit longer, a little bit further, you can make it, please don't die!" 😂#BLINKEN #Biden pic.twitter.com/GqBfG7jRmB
Nevertheless, it seems like Blinken's still got some clean-up to do, armed with nothing but a diplomatic mop.