Macron snubs Trump for Merkel & another arm wrestle follows

Henrietta Brewer
May 27, 2017

U.S President Donald Trump congratulated newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron for his "tremendous victory" and "incredible campaign" as they met for the first time over lunch in Brussels on Thursday.

He shakes hands with Merkel and another world leader before shaking hands with Trump, which nearly seemed like a postscript to their aggressive handshake May 25. Macron told reporters that it was important that the US should not take a "hasty decision" and withdraw their support for the Paris Climate agreement, which aims to reduce greenhouse gases emissions.

Macron briefly thanked Trump and told reporters the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit, scheduled to take place later on the day, would "allow us to have a first meeting" and that he was "very happy to be able to change a lot of things together".


French President Emmanuel Macron urged Donald Trump on Thursday not to take any hasty decisions on a global climate change deal that the United States president threatened during his election campaign to abandon.

Trump appears to push aside Montenegro PM at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation photocallTrump's distinctive handshake has been the source of much mirth on the internet as he meets world leaders in the first year of his presidency. The ambassador, whose previous post was as France's ambassador to the United Nations, allowed that he had just sent a memo to Macron advising him on how to handle the American president during their first meeting at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday.

"We discussed all subjects with President Trump".


President Emmanuel Macron on Friday vowed France's total support for Britain's fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack as he met Prime Minister Theresa May at the G7 summit. How did Macron know to expect the Death Shake?

Trump is known for his habit of pumping people's hands and then yanking them forcefully towards him in a gesture that psychologists believe is meant to demonstrate dominance.

Capehart ran into Araud at a masquerade party held a month before he retired from his government post and managed to get confirmation that the warning got back to Macron. It concluded with a bewildered Abe rolling his eyes as Trump remarked "strong hands". Trump and Macron tightly gripped each other's hands, with Trump's knuckles turning white.


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