— John Aravosis (@aravosis) July 13, 2017
That’s right ladies and gentlemen, it’s time for another obituary for a victim of President Donald Trump’s crippling handshake grip.
Trump is abroad in France this week, and met with newly-elected President Emmanuel Macron ahead of France’s Bastille Day parade on the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering World War I. The two will also hold a press conference later on Thursday.
The U.S. president and First Lady Melania were greeted outside of Les Invalides in Paris by his French counterpart and wife Brigitte Macron ahead of a televised ceremony — and Trump was caught on camera vigorously attempting to wrench Brigitte’s arm from her body.
Now, there will be no doubt be skeptics deriding this post on a three-second handshake as unworthy of publication, but after watching hours of cable news bloviating about presidential body-language, having a little fun with Trump’s fetish for holding proxy-wars through his handshakes is well-deserved.
For a dash of context, here’s a roundup of Trump’s other skirmishes with foreign hands of state:
Another Bizarre handshake by Trump with the S. Korean president at G20….Good Grief. pic.twitter.com/XayvJ5Y70T
— RogelioGarcia Lawyer (@LawyerRogelio) July 9, 2017
The Macron handshake was awkward. But the Gorsuch handshake will forever and always be the best Trump handshake. pic.twitter.com/iPNolYuAl1
— Pablo Roa (@_PabloRoa) May 25, 2017
trump takes yet another hand hostage. this time, it’s bibi’s. pic.twitter.com/z0y5F1Gae4
— Aidan McLaughlin (@aidnmclaughlin) May 23, 2017
Journalist with a zoom camera has released actual footage of the handshake between US President Donald Trump and Japan’s PM Shinzo Abe. pic.twitter.com/JOxTdYVNvo
— José Covaco (@HoeZaay) February 15, 2017
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