(CNN) On Tuesday, a group of senators traveled to the Light House to have lunch time with President Donald Trump. In a traditional Trumpian power approach, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, who has been the most outspoken Republican critics of Trump, was seated immediately subsequent to the President.
Which brings us to this amazing photo — snapped by AFP’s Saul Loeb
President Donald Trump speaks during a White House lunch time meeting with Republican associates of the Senate, including Sen. Jeff Flake, best. | Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty
That photo lets you know literally everything you need to know about the existing fracture within the Republican Party.
Trump, found in the foreground, is out of focus but it’s clear he is speaking. When Trump did chat before lunch time with the senators on Tuesday, he defended his decision to endorse controversial Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore of Alabama. (Hours later, Flake slice a $100 check to Moore’s Democratic opponent Doug Jones .)
Flake is found in the background but in focus — the look on his face crystal clear. And what is that look expressing? Something like “What the hell is certainly this guy talking about?” Or “How have we get here?” Or “WTF!”