Coons, Scholz see double at Washington meeting

In this photo provided by Bundesregierung, from left, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., and  German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pose for a selfie on X, formerly Twitter, on Feb. 8, 2024.  Both were seeing double when they met in Washington, D.C., this week and went on social media to share their mirror image with the world. (Bundesregierung.de via AP)
In this photo provided by Bundesregierung, from left, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pose for a selfie on X, formerly Twitter, on Feb. 8, 2024. Both were seeing double when they met in Washington, D.C., this week and went on social media to share their mirror image with the world. (Bundesregierung.de via AP)

U.S. Sen. Chris Coons and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz were seeing double when they met in Washington, D.C., this week and went on social media to share their mirror image with the world.

The Delaware Democrat and the leader of Germany's coalition government share an uncommon likeness, right down to their bald tops and squinty smiles, which they showed off in a selfie taken by Coons on Thursday during Scholz's trip to the American capital to encourage U.S. support for Ukraine in its ongoing war with Russia.

Scholz met with President Joe Biden as well as members of Congress, where he and Coons posed for the lighthearted image shared on their respective accounts on X, formerly Twitter.

The men, who are separated in age by five years, with Scholz being 65 and Coons 60, previously met in January at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

  photo  CORRECTS DATE TO FEB. 8, 2024 - In this photo provided by U.S. Sen. Chris Coons, from left, Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., and German Chancellor Olaf Scholz pose for a selfie on X, formerly Twitter, on Feb. 8, 2024. Both were seeing double when they met in Washington, D.C., this week and went on social media to share their mirror image with the world. (U.S. Sen. Chris Coons via AP)