Trump Latest Fashion Victim of Annual Dress-Up Photo Op at Economic Conference

President Donald Trump appeared somewhat miserable on Friday at an economic summit in Vietnam when he was forced to ditch his typical suit with red tie for a blue silk shirt. 

Every year, world leaders of Pacific Rim countries meet for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, which features leaders wearing a ceremonial costume chosen by the host country for a "family photo."

Trump didn't seem too thrilled about the chosen attire this year, but like other prior presidents, he played along reasonably well.

11_10_Donald_Trump This year's Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation summit took place in Vietnam. Getty Images

APEC originated in 1989 and includes 21 countries. Over the years, world leaders have participated in this tradition, some appearing to enjoy it more than others. 

Here are the top 10 APEC "family photo" outfits, in no particular order. 

Former President George W. Bush had a great time wearing a poncho in Santiago, Chile, at APEC in 2004.

11_10_APEC_2004 The 2004 APEC summit was held in Santiago, Chile. Getty Images

Former President Barack Obama looked sharp at the 2014 summit in Beijing.

11_10_Obama_Beijing The 2014 summit was held in Beijing, China. Getty Images

The attire for the 2014 summit in Lima, Peru, was simple yet effective. 

11_10_Lima_Peru The 2014 APEC summit took place in Lima, Peru. Getty Images

And here's former President Bill Clinton loving life in an Indonesian shirt at the APEC summit in Bogor in 1994.

11_10_Clinton_1994 The 1994 APEC Summit was held in Bogor, Indonesia. Getty Images

Here's Russian President Vladimir Putin with George W. Bush at the summit in Shanghai in 2001, presumably telling him he looked much better in that year's outfit.

11_10_Putin_Bush The 2001 summit took place in Shanghai. Getty Images

Matching leather jackets? How Canadian. Here's the family photo from 1997 in Vancouver, Canada.

11_10_APEC_Canada The 1997 APEC summit was in Vancouver, Canada. Getty Images

Guayabera shirts FTW in Mexico in 2002.

11_10_Mexico_APEC The 2002 APEC summit was in Los Cabos, Mexico. Getty Images

2005's outfit in South Korea (a Korean overcoat known as a durumagi) might be the winner, winner, chicken dinner.

11_10_APEC_South_Korea The 2005 APEC Summit was in Busan, South Korea. Getty Images

Indonesia knows what it's doing. Here's the family photo in Bali from 2013.

11_10_Indonesia_APEC_2013 The 2013 APEC summit was in Bali, Indonesia. Getty Images

Last but not least, Peru's flowing ponchos were glorious in 2008. But maybe look more happy to be there, President Bush.

11_10_2008 The 2008 APEC summit occurred in Lima, Peru. Getty Images

Dishonorable mention: Biggest error of Obama's tenure? He didn't force leaders to wear Hawaiian shirts when the APEC summit took place in his state of birth in 2011.  

11_10_APEC_2011 Former President Barack Obama didn't make leaders wear a specific outfit during the 2011 APEC summit. Getty Images

The crazy clothing doesn't mean APEC is all fun and games. At this year's summit, Trump reiterated his "America First" ideology in a speech

"We are not going to let the United States be taken advantage of anymore," Trump said. "I am always going to put America first, the same way I expect all of you in this room to put your countries first.

"What we will no longer do is enter into large agreements that tie our hands, surrender our sovereignty and make meaningful enforcement practically impossible," Trump continued. 

Beyond his speech and attire, perhaps the most memorable aspect of Trump's 2017 APEC experience was his run-in and handshake with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Prior to the summit, there were reports the two leaders might meet on the sidelines to discuss issues such as the North Korean threat and the Syria conflict. But the White House dismissed the prospect of a formal meeting early on Friday. 

"Now, [Trump and Putin are] going to be in the same place," White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters. "Are they going to bump into each other and say hello? Certainly possible and likely. But in terms of a scheduled, formal meeting, there's not one on the calendar, and we don't anticipate that there will be one."

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