President Donald Trump, throughout his campaign and now his presidency, often pulls off some extremely awkward handshakes.
In some cases, he pulls the other person closer, almost lifting them off their feet, while, at other times, he shakes hands with them in all directions possible, making the greeting extremely uncomfortable.
However, his recent meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saw a break in his pattern of the bizarre handshakes.
As it turned out, the Canadian prime minister came well prepared to avoid Trump’s signature arm-yank.
Trudeau, who was meeting Trump at the White House, got out of his vehicle, walked up to the POTUS and then shook hands with him while grasping his shoulder with his left arm. By doing so, he prevented Trump from pulling him closer and moving his hand in all directions.
Later, during a discussion, Trump once again extended his hand toward the Canadian leader for a shake and a quick photo. Trudeau’s expression captured in that particular moment looks like one of disappointment or disgust, and that was enough to inspire memes on the internet.
“We share the same values, we share the love — a truly great love — of freedom…. American and Canadian troops have gone to battle together, fought wars together and forged the special bonds that come when two nations have shed their blood together,” Trump told Trudeau, speaking of the relations between America and Canada.
Hopefully, along with learning how to shake hands, the POTUS will take some notes from Trudeau on how to treat women, how to welcome refugees and how to be a respectable leader of a country.
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