Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party gained dozens of seats in the UK’s snap election on Thursday. Corbyn made headlines for an awkward “high five,” though.
Thursday was, by most accounts, a good night for Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party. Labour gained 29 seats in the UK’s snap election, putting pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May and the ruling Conservative Party.
But Corbyn squandered the moment with a very awkward high-five that almost captured more attention than Corbyn’s success itself.
See the cringe-worthy moment for yourself, via this tweet that already has more than 50,000 retweets:
Worst high 5 of all time…? pic.twitter.com/XyIE5oYt7H
— Dan Hewitt (@danhewittsky) June 9, 2017
It wasn’t the only awkward moment for Corbyn. As he gave a speech early Friday morning, an opponent behind him mouthed “terrorist sympathizer” in full view of the BBC‘s cameras:
This guy mouthed "terrorist sympathiser" behind Corbyn… pic.twitter.com/jdg3v3vJkK
— Fred Nathan (@FreddieNathan) June 9, 2017
Several tweeters also pointed out that Corbyn is a known Hugo Chavez sympathizer, tweeting several times after Chavez’s death in 2013 to praise the controversial leader, who called the UN an imperialist institution and called George W. Bush “the devil.”
Call it a rough start for Corbyn’s ‘resurgent’ Labour Party.
9.18.17 10:59 amFox News Highlights Media Bias In A CBS Report About Richard Cordray
“CBS Sunday Morning” didn’t disclose that four of the lawyers that it interviewed had ties to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
9.18.17 10:41 amAmericans Overwhelmingly Reject Internet Sales Tax Proposal
Two of three Americans said they oppose a sales tax in their state on items purchased online.
9.14.17 2:07 pmNew NRSC Ad Hits Claire McCaskill for Saying ‘Normal People’ Can Afford a Private Plane
It’s the latest gaffe for the vulnerable senator from Missouri.
8.24.17 3:00 pmIs Tim Cook Running For President?
The Apple CEO held presidential campaign style events in the pivotal states of Iowa and Ohio on Thursday.