Emmanuel Macron experiences the phenomenon of Donald Trump's handshake on two occasions
The phenomenon that is Donald Trump's handshakes... has returned.
It has been well documented on social media that President Donald Trump seems to have an unorthodox style of shaking hands with people. On many occasions, it has looked like he's wrenching them towards him as he firmly grasps their hand.
There's no escaping Donald Trump's handshake pic.twitter.com/nZiXiy1SOp
— VICE News (@vicenews) February 11, 2017
Donald Trump is currently on his first overseas trip since he became the leader of the free world and so he is meeting many foreign leaders for the first time.
His meetings include the newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron, who much like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, looked well briefed in how to deal with the impending handshake from Trump.
— Bloomberg (@business) May 25, 2017
Come on, you have to have seen the tension here, look at the grip Macron has on his hand all the while pretending everything is absolutely dandy.
Best thing about this is not the handshake itself but Macron acting like it's totally normal 👋🏼 pic.twitter.com/nE15KO84yt
— Miriam Elder (@MiriamElder) May 25, 2017
Colleague's description of Trump-Macron handshake. Quite something.. pic.twitter.com/KI7DAb382C
— Piers Scholfield (@inglesi) May 25, 2017
Macron is literally crushing Trump's hand in the battle of the NATO handshakes. There's a new kid in town.... pic.twitter.com/sSZKSGIpdi
— John Fraher (@johnfraher) May 25, 2017
That wasn't the only instance of palm-on-palm weirdness between Trump and Macron as their first handshake of the day was arguably more bizarre.
As Macron approached Trump, he made a swift route-change and instead greeted German Chancellor Angela Merkel, which Trump took umbrage with.
When he finally got a hold of Macron, Trump let him know all about it.
Macron blows off Trump, Trump responds by trying to rip his arm off? This is insane. pic.twitter.com/cPlPg7N72X
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) May 25, 2017
It was weird. Very weird.