Trump’s Most Awkward Handshake Yet? (VIDEO)
Trump has had some awkward handshakes but this one might take the cake. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, the hosts of The Young Turks, show you Trump’s most awkward handshake yet. Tell us what you think in the comment section below. Join TYT: https://goo.gl/v8E64M
“Washington (CNN)There should be a rule in international diplomacy: No strange handshake rituals.
Why, you ask? I offer this as all the evidence you will ever need — from the ongoing Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit in the Philippines:
There’s so much happening here — all of it (or at least most of it) super awkward, with President Donald Trump right in the middle of it both literally and figuratively.
Let’s go left to the right in the photo.
* Thailand’s Prime Minister Prayut Chan-O-Cha: He appears to be old hat at this sort of thing. No arm straining. Totally relaxed. Like’s he’s done the “ASEAN-Way handshake” — as this move is called — a thousand times before. That said, the look on his face definitely says, “I am only tolerating this. Don’t make the mistake of thinking I enjoy it.”
* Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev: The real hero of this photo. Medvedev has clearly been trained in the Vladimir Putin I-do-what-I-want-to-do-at-all-times school of international affairs. Medvedev is also smiling coolly, knowing that his decision not to play ball on the “ASEAN-Way handshake” was the right move.”
Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian
Cast: Cenk Uygur, Ana Kasparian
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