A painful handshake is felt on both sides of the Atlantic
- Author: Zachary Reyes May 26, 2017,
May 26, 2017, 15:05
While in the United States, president Donald Trump notoriously shake people's hands to the point where he's nearly twisting their arms out of the sockets, often leading to comically awkward scenes during photo-ops with heads of states or politicians.
The White House pool report of the handshake described it this way: "E$3 ach president gripped the other's hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening".
"If relationships were defined by handshakes, then Trump & Macron's is gonna be fierce".
Melania Trump was also on the steps of the embassy to receive the new French president, whose wife, Brigitte, did not attend the working lunch on the sidelines of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.
Trump's characteristic handshake style was noted as early as his victory speech, when he shook hands with Vice President Mike Pence. When Macron extends to Trump, Trump firmly grasps Macron's hand and uses his now-signature "yank and pull".
Donald Trump got a second chance to try his favorite alpha male move on Emmanuel Macron ahead of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit.
Trump's go-to handshake move is the tug-and-pull - as demonstrated in these handshakes with Vice President Mike Pence and Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch.
A video of the incident was shared on Emmanuel Macron's Twitter account.
Despite U.S. President Donald Trump's views, Italy's leader is pushing for the G-7 summit to issue a strong statement on both fighting climate change and on handling the vast flow of migrants and refugees in need of help around the world.
BRUSSELS (AP) - U.S. President Donald Trump met his match in a handshake showdown with France's new president, Emmanuel Macron.
It has been well documented on social media that President Donald Trump seems to have an unorthodox style of shaking hands with people. World leaders and Jeb Bush, beware!