Macron plays the Trump handshake game well. Looks like POTUS wanted to disengage at one point but French president gripped tight https://t.co/V45Ko2vumE
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) May 25, 2017
Oh my. Did President Donald Trump finally meet his match in the handshake department? Could be.
Here’s French President Emmanuel Macron and Trump shaking hands at today’s NATO summit. It certainly doesn’t look like Trump won this battle:
— Kelly O'Donnell (@KellyO) May 25, 2017
President Donald Trump meets French President Emmanuel Macron in Brussels. pic.twitter.com/aCijfgS6OZ
— Evan Vucci (@evanvucci) May 25, 2017
Macron's handshake looks intense pic.twitter.com/6stLPxwISZ
— Gary He (@garyhe) May 25, 2017
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
Pool reporter Phil Rucker writes that “each president gripped the other’s hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening”:
— Philip Crowther (@PhilipinDC) May 25, 2017
Trump – Macron 's very long handshake pic.twitter.com/mgtyTk9jd8
— Joyce Karam (@Joyce_Karam) May 25, 2017
Earlier in Trump’s trip, he lost a handshake battle to the leader of Tajikistan as well:
— Xeni Jardin (@xeni) May 24, 2017
More analysis from the MSM:
This was quite the handshake!
Trump reaches 1st.
They grip so tight their knuckles go white. Trump tries to let go but Macron squeezes. https://t.co/CgrufBndTj
— Jennifer Jacobs (@JenniferJJacobs) May 25, 2017
Colleague's description of Trump-Macron handshake. Quite something.. pic.twitter.com/KI7DAb382C
— Piers Scholfield (@inglesi) May 25, 2017
Look at this picture and tell me who won this handshake pic.twitter.com/nSBkTv87et
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) May 25, 2017
It seems that every world leader has been practicing how to deal with the Trump "I will dominate you" handshake.
— Meredith Hindley (@CapitolClio) May 25, 2017
Now let’s see if Macron’s little game will affect U.S.–France relations. Stay tuned…
Obama’s awkward handshake with Canada, Mexico leaders is the gif that keeps on giving! https://t.co/Jrm3OP3hid
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 29, 2016
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