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Macron was warned about Trump's awkwardly aggressive handshake before their meeting

Macron was warned about Trump's awkwardly aggressive handshake before their meeting

Macron's determination may be a lesson for German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who on a recent visit to the Oval Office tried and failed to get Trump to shake her hand. He kept his grip on Trump's hand firm, and he kept his arm tense so that the president couldn't yank it forward.

Trump, whose own election past year shocked the pollsters, said Macron "ran an incredible campaign and had a tremendous victory". The two leaders' knuckles went white during the handshake, according to observers, and Trump seemed to want to disengage first.

Mr Trump made a gesture of greeting with his hands as Mr Macron approached, then appearing to be somewhat stunned at Macron's late manoeuvre.

As the world cameras watched, Macron held on tight to Trump's notorious power grip as the two men sat next to each other, the Frenchman's mouth clenched and eyes firmly fixed at the tycoon's squinted stare.

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The leaders of Saudi Arabia and Israel seemed in competition to outdo the other with the warmth of their welcomes. Abe met Trump privately before the summit with the U.S. leader bullishly promising the problem " will be solved ".

Bloomberg, a financial information agency, devoted a whole article to an analysis of the comic scene for Emmanuel Macron: "It took the French president only six seconds to make Trump better than Trump with A handshake that showed the world that there was a new leader on the world stage".

Rucker also observed that Macron's handshake was an indication to Trump that he was "not the only alpha in the room". Instead, Macron maintained control of the shake, exerting pressure and resisting Trump's efforts to mark him as a submissive in the global pecking order.

On Thursday in Brussels - ahead of a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit - Trump and newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron sat down for a talk and a handshake.

US President Donald Trump welcomed his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, to his first meeting at the US Embassy in Brussels on Thursday and praised his "tremendous victory".

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WASHINGTON (AP) - It seems President Donald Trump is siding with the victor of the French election, at least now that he's won. Macron greets Merkel with a hug and two air-kisses on both cheeks before shaking the hands of a few other leaders. "He'd hate it", wrote one user on Twitter.

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The Downing Street spokesman said: "The president and the prime minister reaffirmed their commitment to increasing trade between the United Kingdom and the U.S., including a post-Brexit trade deal". The presidents shook hands momentarily before Mr. Trump quickly pulled back and they shared a laugh.

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Trump seems to view the handshake as a sort of battle of wills and a battle for power all wrapped into one. However, the American wasn't having any of it and grabbed at Mr Macron's hand before vigorously shaking it.


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