Handshake Fail: Watch Poland’s First Lady Totally Snub Trump in Warsaw – UPDATE


Update! There are now new questions about what exactly was going on here which we have addressed below. -Ed.

There’s no getting around this one. This was a snub, pure and simple.

Thursday in Warsaw, President Donald Trump went in for a handshake with Poland’s First Lady, Agata Kornhauser-Duda.

And Kornhauser-Duda was having absolutely none of it.

The Polish First Lady just completely snubbed Trump, bypassing his outstretched hand as if it weren’t even there. She instead made a beeline for her American counterpart, Melania Trump.

Check out the GIF posted above. Watch it again. (And again, and again.) It is plain as day.

We’ve previously chronicled some of the awkward public interactions between the President and his wife.

Those were more ambiguous. This one was concrete.

Trump delivered a speech Thursday in Warsaw before a large crowd of supporters, many of whom were reportedly bused in by the Polish government.

But Agata Kornhauser-Duda was not one of them.

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UPDATE 3:54 p.m. — It certainly looked to us like a snub at the time. But further evidence (see below) suggests that it may not have been a snub. Truth is, who knows what was truly in the heart of Polish first lady Agata Kornhauser at that moment other than Ms. Kornhauser herself? We’ll let you be the judge.


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