Trump and Macron just had yet another handshake battle, and it’s just as awkward as the first
President Trump is famous for his intimidating, crushing handshakes, but we think he’s met his match.
Newly appointed president of France, Emmanuel Macron, impressed the internet this week by annihilating President Trump in an handshake battle. Despite Trump’s infamously aggressive handshakes, Macron asserted his dominance, anticipated the awkward tug, and kept his head in the game with an equally frightening grip.
That was round 1. Now it’s time for round 2.
At the NATO summit in Brussels, Macron seems to be making a beeline for Trump’s outstretched hand, but then completely swerves him to embrace German chancellor Angela Merkel instead, leaving Trump standing there with a sad, empty hand.
Then, when he can’t avoid it any longer, Macron eventually faces off with Trump in another aggressive, scary shake.
It’s unclear whether or not this was intentional, but in times like this, we wish life was narrated by sports announcers. Then we’d really get awkward presidential handshake the play-by-play we’ve been waiting for.