Trump and Macron have reasons to find common ground

Elias Hubbard
July 15, 2017

Handshakes and warm exchanges sum up Trump's two-day visit to Paris.

President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron continued their saga of uncomfortable handshakes Friday as the two leaders were shown grasping each others' hands for about 25 seconds in a farewell handshake.

Trump and Macron had previously shared another attention-grabbing handshake, albeit one that was far surpassed in intensity by Friday's display.

"They shook hands for an extended period of time".

"You're in such good shape", the 71-year-old says in the footage, before turning to Mr Macron to marvel: "She's in such good physical shape".

Wow. Donald Trump has really outdone himself with his latest awkward handshake.

Macron bids farewell to Trump with a very firm hand shake as Melania watches on after the traditional Bastille Day parade in Paris on Friday
Macron bids farewell to Trump with a very firm hand shake as Melania watches on after the traditional Bastille Day parade in Paris on Friday

Handshake aficionado and President of the United States Donald Trump on Friday sustained his art of the grip for a duration never before seen on the global stage. Trump then pulled Macron toward him, nearly causing the French president to lose his balance.

Brigitte Macron is 64, while husband Emmanuel is 39.

The musical medley of Daft Punk hits was performed in front of French President Emmanuel Macron, his guest Donald Trump, along with each of their political hordes.

Commenting on the video, one user wrote: " I love how France under Macron is now just trolling Trump en masse. The title previously belonged to a 19-second shake he shared with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in February. "It's not the be-all and the end-all of a policy, but it was a moment of truth". Based on his expression, Trump didn't particularly enjoy the brass-heavy combination of "One More Time", "Get Lucky", and "Harder Better Faster Stronger".

Macron struck a similar note, stating that nothing can diminish his country's relationship with the U.S. USA Today reported on July 10 that Trump had threatened the United States Golf Association (USGA) with legal action two years ago if it moved this year's tournament from his course.

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