Rarely has a presidential handshake generated so much pre-match attention.
But Donald Trump’s fondness for a vigorous handshake – alpha male or utter twat, depending on your point of view – meant all eyes were on his White House meet with Justin Trudeau.
— ABC News (@ABC) February 13, 2017
The Canadian PM had obviously done his homework and DIDN’T GIVE AN INCH.
That moment Trump tried to pull that weird handshake bit and Trudeau was like not today, motherf**ker. Not today.pic.twitter.com/cR1dTPSPyZ
— Nerdy Wonka (@NerdyWonka) February 13, 2017
Up close this is an amazing handshake. Note how Trudeau is pulling at times and pushing at other times to keep his hand in the same spot. https://t.co/CSr7Oq36bm
— Stephen Marche (@StephenMarche) February 13, 2017
The Trump-Trudeau handshake has happened. Just look at the power struggle there, Trudeau has been well briefed. https://t.co/MsAEvtTNQ2
— Alistair Coleman (@alistaircoleman) February 13, 2017
— Seena Jon (@seenajon) February 13, 2017
.@ABC Trudeau resists the Trump thrust handshake. Holds his own. Watch Trump try to go over the top.
— National Newswatch (@natnewswatch) February 13, 2017
Trudeau not letting Trump get away with that weird 80's power dominance handshake. Surreal it's come to this. https://t.co/9QEuNhYaPy
— John Rogers (@jonrog1) February 13, 2017
Now there's a man that can skillfully control an awkward situation. Canada is not intimidated by a fool
— Trae (@traebordileau) February 13, 2017
Later Trump appeared to have learned his lesson.
Trump/Trudeau handshake lasts just three seconds. No repeat of Japanese PM grip-gate pic.twitter.com/K26fH9MIPT
— Julian Druker (@Julian5News) February 13, 2017
Sort of wish this is how Trudeau had reacted when Trump tried pulling the alpha male handshake routine. pic.twitter.com/yLnN302iav
— Amanda (@Pandamoanimum) February 13, 2017
And in case you’re wondering what all the fuss is about, prepare to get creeped out by this collection of Trump hand shakes.