Trump denies Merkel a handshake
US President Donald Trump has been at the receiving end on the social media for almost anything and everything he does, but when it comes to his super...
Washington: US President Donald Trump has been at the receiving end on the social media for almost anything and everything he does, but when it comes to his super awkward handshakes — there’s no greater fodder than that for netizens.
Last month when the POTUS met Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, people all over the world just couldn’t ignore Trump’s gesture. So much so that a martial arts academy had taken to YouTube to lend a piece of advice on how to defend oneself if someone uses the infamous “Donald Trump handshake”.
From his “long handshake” with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to “the pull-back handshake” with Judge Neil Gorsuch and the one with Vice-President Mike Pence on election night — Trump has been turning heads with his shocking gestures.
But his recent snub at German Chancellor Angela Merkel just took the awkwardness to a whole new level. During Merkel’s White House visit, photographers asked the two world leaders to pose for a photograph and shake hands, however, President Trump did not. And the look on Merkel’s face is far weirder that the world had noticed on Abe.
As photographs and video footage of the White House were circulated online, netizens had a meltdown. Twitterati drew comparisons of his previous actions with other world leaders and also reiterated Trump as a ‘child’ President.