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President Trump Awkwardly Comments On The Figure Of France's First Lady - Next To Melania

The internet has exploded after a video emerged of President Donald Trump awkwardly shaking hands and complimenting France’s First Lady, Brigitte Macron, on her figure, in front of America’s First Lady, Melania. The video, posted to President Emmanuel Macron’s Facebook page, was captured during President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump’s first visit to France since the president took office.

In an awkward video posted to Facebook, President Trump was caught complimenting Brigitte Macron on her figure and beauty while standing next to his wife, Melania, and the French president himself, Emmanuel Macron. The encounter, which took place during a photo opportunity, hears Trump immediately comment on the appearance of France’s First Lady, with the president stating, “You’re in such good shape.” However, the president didn’t stop there, with Trump repeating the comment a number of times to Macron himself, before adding “beautiful.”

Earlier that day, President Trump and Mrs. Macron met for the very first time, engaging in yet another of President Trump’s awkward handshakes, something that has become famous throughout his presidency. When President Trump and Mrs. Macron met at the welcoming ceremony, the pair extended their hands to each other, before fumbling into a traditional two cheeked kiss. Afterwards, the pair continued to uncomfortably grasp each other’s hands.

President Trump has had a history of awkward first meeting’s with the Macron family, having only met President Macron earlier this year. During this meeting, President Trump and President Macron shared a lengthy and tense handshake which, according to Macron, was a power play between the pair: “My handshake with him, it’s not innocent. It’s not the alpha and omega of politics, but a moment of truth,” declared the French president.

President Trump’s meeting with Japanese Prime Minster, Shinzo Abe, during his visit to the White House also amused the public. The pair engaged in another lengthy handshake, with Trump grasping Mr. Abe’s hand for at least 19 seconds, patting it a number of times before begrudgingly releasing it. The Japanese Prime Minister’s reaction was priceless, as a still of the video showed he pulled a face of awkward discomfort afterwards.

Perhaps one of the most notorious handshakes, or lack thereof, from President Trump, was his refusal to shake the hand of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. During a press release in the oval office, a number of photographers requested that Chancellor Merkel and President Trump shake hands. While Merkel was happy to offer up her hand, asking the president if “he wanted to have a handshake”, the president blatantly ignored the request, simply asking that the reporters “send a good picture back to Germany.”

While it is unclear why the president refused to shake Merkel’s hand, particularly considering that he already had on a number of previous occasions, this awkward encounter was a clear indicator of the strained relationship between the pair. Merkel, who enjoyed a close relationship with former president Barack Obama, has repeatedly expressed her concerns regarding the President’s stance on NATO and his comments on the European Union.

Source: AOL, CNN
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