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French President brands his handshake with Trump as 'moment of truth'

French President brands his handshake with Trump as 'moment of truth'

The latter reacted to his first handshake with Trump, saying it was not innocent.

The newly elected president said the fierce handshake during their first official meeting on Thursday was "a moment of truth", in an interview with Le Journal du Dimanche.

'You have to show you won't make little concessions, even symbolic ones.

U.S. President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron before a working lunch ahead of a NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. When Trump went in for the handshake, he was met with an unrelenting response, with Trudeau holding his arm steady and firm against any attempted yank.

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The pope himself had criticized Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign for his plan to put up a border wall along the U.S. She was raised in a Communist-supporting family in Slovenia and was not baptised as a child.

"It's not the alpha and the omega of politics, but a moment of truth", he said. The POTUS congratulated him on his recent election victory. "That's how you ensure you are respected", he said.

From the looks of the video, the 70-year-old Trump doesn't have quite such an easy time strong-arming people when they're prepared for it.

They met for lunch before a gathering of European and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation leaders in Brussels.

Mr Macron walks down the path heading straight towards Mr Trump, but at the last moment swerves to greet Ms Merkel, the head of the Western military bloc, and other leaders.

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The newspaper cited anonymous USA officials who were briefed on intelligence reports on intercepted Russian communications. If the reports that Kushner had discussed a secret channel were true, Schiff said, "It's obviously very concerning".

Macron said Trump and the Turkish and Russian presidents Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin "think in terms of power ratios, which doesn't bother me". "I don't believe in diplomacy by public abuse, but in my bilateral dialogues I won't let anything pass." . Consistently inconsistent, you just never know when it comes to Trump.

Melania beamed in her nude leather skirt suit and snakeskin heels, her eyes lighting up for the cameras as she stood out in a line-up of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation wives. France's first lady Brigitte Trogneux, on the other hand, wore a black Louis Vuitton dress and Mary-Janes.

And then there was his handshake with Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau.

'All over the world they're talking about it'.

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But he insisted that the other countries understood Trump's refusal to decide now, even if they did not support that position. However, the other G7 leaders pledged to "reaffirm their strong commitment to swiftly implement the Paris Agreement ".

According to Macron, the tense exchange ahead of Thursday's North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit was "a moment of truth" between the two political leaders.

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