New footage of French President Emmanuel Macron’s greeting with President Trump at today’s NATO summit reveals a delicious amount of shade – and yet another one of Trump’s uncomfortably aggressive handshakes.
In this clip, we can see Macron approaching the crowd of leaders. As he nears the throng, he pivots and addresses Chancellor Merkel of Germany, the man standing next to him, and then swivels to her other side to address a different leader while Trump stands there impatiently.
When he finally does acknowledge Trump, our toddler-in-chief is so irritated that he nearly tears Macron’s arm out of his socket in a bruising “handshake.”
Macron blows off Trump, Trump responds by trying to rip his arm off? This is insane. pic.twitter.com/cPlPg7N72X
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) May 25, 2017
Perhaps our president has been taking etiquette lessons from body-slammer Greg Gianforte, or perhaps it’s just another example of how Donald Trump is a spoiled narcissist who insists on being the center of attention at all times.
This is a staff report from former Occupy Democrats Editor in Chief Colin Taylor or contributor Rob Haffney.