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Schumer, Trump embrace in Oval Office picture
Schumer, Trump embrace in Oval Office picture

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(CNN)Sometimes a picture says it all. This is one of those times.

The photo above -- snapped by Getty photographer Alex Wong -- catches President Trump and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer in a quasi-embrace during a meeting to discuss the debt ceiling, government shutdown and disaster relief aid for victims of Hurricane Harvey.
The end result of that meeting was Trump siding with Schumer -- and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi -- in agreeing to a three-month extension of the debt ceiling and funding for the government in exchange for the $8 billion in Harvey relief dollars the President had requested.
    By any account, that deal was very good for Schumer/Pelosi and very bad for Speaker Paul Ryan and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. (Ryan and McConnell were pushing for a longer debt-ceiling extension -- perhaps all the way until after the 2018 midterm elections.)
    The photo captures all of that although -- full disclosure -- we don't know for certain that the pic was taken after the deal was reached.
    But, let's assume it was. And let's break down the photo -- Jon Gruden telestrator style!
    We begin with Trump because, well, he's the president. A few observations:
    1) He's grinning like a Cheshire Cat.
    2) He's got his left arm on Schumer's right arm at the bicep -- a classic Trump power move.
    3) Trump's right arm is at the Maginot Line between Schumer's shoulder and his neck. I think it's actually on Schumer's shoulder although the neck grab would be even more amazing -- a sort of "Hey, this guy...." move.
    Now, for Schumer:
    1) He's using his right index finger to point at Trump in what almost certainly is a sort of "you aren't going to regret this" moment.
    2) His glasses -- which are familiar to anyone with a grandmother -- are epic.
    3) I spent some time looking to see where Schumer's left arm is in the shot. I never did figure it out.
    Also: The purple flowers framing the picture -- blurry in the foreground -- give the whole shot an artsy feel. Which is a nice touch.
    Before you ask: Yes, I spent an inordinate amount of time studying this picture. Don't judge me.