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The Handshake Wars Part Deux: Macron explains his vice grip on Trump

The Handshake Wars Part Deux: Macron explains his vice grip on Trump

French President Emmanuel Macron confirmed that there was indeed a deeper significance to the prolonged handshake he shared with U.S. President Donald Trump in Brussels.

He added: 'One must show that you won't make small concessions, even symbolic ones, but also not over-publicise things, either'.

In another captured moment, Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull had to overreach to shake Trump's hand during the two leaders' first face-to-face meeting following reports of a testy phone call over a refugee deal between Australia and the United States.

And then there's reaction from the new French president, whose handshake with Trump made some people cringe - including the men shaking hands. "You can see Macron trying to get away from the situation - he puts his arms on Trump to stop him pulling him inwards".

If it's worth anything at this point, the pair did seem to engage in a relatively normal handshake during the two other times they publicly greeted each other during the two-day summit.

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But the following month, a series of leaks led to the resignation of Trump's National Security Adviser, Michael Flynn . Beyond having his clearance revoked, such deception would also qualify Kushner for jail time .

Trump and Macron had a working lunch over veal and chocolate mousse Thursday at the US ambassador's residence.

"My handshake with [President Trump] was not innocent - not the alpha and the omega of a policy - but a moment of truth", he said.

"It's another aggressive move by Trump; he's pulling Macron towards his own face and he's basically saying 'you will come to me, whether you like it or not, '" she told Time. Trump's done this because of what Macron's just done. I don't let anything pass.

He had an awkwardly long handshake with Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. "That's how one makes oneself respected".

During the bilateral handshake session, Trump lauded Macron's "incredible campaign" and "tremendous victory" over Marine Le Pen.

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Opposition Congress-led UDF , meanwhile, made a decision to observe tomorrow as a "black day" against the ban. K Surendran, general secretary of the State BJP, accused the LDF and UDF of trying to stir up tension.

Handshakes are a very big thing to this president, writes CNN's Chris Cillizza.

President Donald Trump is back at the White House after his first global trip, applauding his work overseas.

Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau hit it off at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation and G7 summits, with Macron calling his Canadian counterpart "inspiring".

"I have respect for Russian Federation, and I invite Vladimir Putin in the framework of a three hundred year diplomatic relationship", Macron said this weekend.

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