Emmanuel Macron just totally owned Donald Trump with a bone-crushing handshake he’ll still be feeling next week
French president Emmanuel Macron has a bit of history when it comes to handshakes with Donald Trump.
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
Best presidential handshake I've ever seen pic.twitter.com/QD8YnXmhqX
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) April 24, 2018
And, er, this? (Sorry about the music).
— Press TV (@PressTV) June 9, 2018
Well now Macron, welcoming the US president to Paris for the World War One commemorations, might well have, well, trumped the lot.
Take a look at this.
Our great photographer Carlos Barria captured Macron’s grip in Trump’s hand at Elysee Palace pic.twitter.com/MZ2YBbE9Vl
— Steve Holland (@steveholland1) November 10, 2018
Maybe it has something to do with the tweet Trump sent about Macron before touching down in Paris.
President Macron of France has just suggested that Europe build its own military in order to protect itself from the U.S., China and Russia. Very insulting, but perhaps Europe should first pay its fair share of NATO, which the U.S. subsidizes greatly!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 9, 2018
Or maybe the French president just enjoys doing it. Here are our favourite responses online.
Crushed it! Literally.
— nastywomannc (@nastywomannc) November 10, 2018
Trump wants to let go, but Macron keeps holding on https://t.co/11Uwlwaeyf
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) November 10, 2018
Macron is never going to give up this amazing and slightly petty handshake technique and I love his dedication to a signature move.
— (@beemarty) November 10, 2018
The intensity! https://t.co/H54X4mabm8
— Joumanna Bercetche (@CNBCJou) November 10, 2018
— John B. (@Rigel9000) November 10, 2018
These guys need help. https://t.co/XpFQbwzQ9b
— Ian Dunt (@IanDunt) November 10, 2018
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