New GIF Shows French First Lady Ensnared in Trump Handshake


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:


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