President Trump doesn’t shake your hand. He dominates it. He grips hard and pulls your arm. Then he pulls it again. And maybe even again. Even though he’s a 70-year-old man who’s mostly made out of crackers and yarn, he catches people off-guard by using an act that’s meant to signal agreement to instead display his dominance.
Here’s the time he gave Vice President Mike Pence the old “Look out, Mike, a bus is gonna hit you!”
Probably the longest 19 seconds of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe’s life
And who can forget the time the president thought Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch was a lawnmower?
Here Mitt Romney and Trump engage in the manliest man-off in the history of men
Naturally there’s a compilation from John Oliver who thinks the president does not know how to shake hands correctly
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is the only world leader who knows the secret to defeating the Trumpshake
UPDATE: The president knows people are making fun of his handshake. Look at him. He knows.
Photographers: Can we get a handshake?
Merkel (to Trump): Do you want to have a handshake?
Trump: *no response*
Merkel: *makes awkward face* pic.twitter.com/ehgpCnWPg7
— David Mack (@davidmackau) March 17, 2017
Nothing about this is odd or concerning.