Trump’s Hands Are No Match For Emmanuel Macron’s Shake

Trump’s Hands Are No Match For Emmanuel Macron’s Shake

A handshake to remember.

President Donald Trump met with Frances newly elected president Emmanuel Macron Thursday in Brussels ahead of a NATO summit, and it was hard to miss the handshake between the two world leaders white knuckles and all.

The two presidents, each wearing dark suits and blue ties (Trumps was thick and royal blue; Macrons was skinny and navy) sat in antique cream-upholstered arm chairs, with two American and French flags behind them, the Washington Posts White House reporter, Philip Rucker, described in an email. They shook hands for an extended period of time. Each president gripped the others hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening.


Look at the intensity.

Jonathan Ernst / Reuters

Trump reportedly tried to escape Macrons grip twice, but to no avail. Twitter could tell the French president was ready for the interaction, which is no surprise, considering how POTUSs handshakes have become a regular point of conversation mostly perplexed conversations.


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