Trump's Awkward Handshake Fail Leads To Collective Facepalm On Twitter

The US President had some trouble figuring out which hand to grasp in a choreographed cross-body linked handshake of respective state heads

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Trump's Awkward Handshake Fail Leads To Collective Facepalm On Twitter

Donald Trump awkwardly joined hands with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang

It's a known fact that US President Donald Trump isn't an expert when it comes to handshakes. Ever since Donald Trump took over as POTUS in January, his handshakes have been under much scrutiny. Several world leaders like Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have been subjected to Mr Trump's 'yank and pull' style handshake making for rather uncomfortable pictures. But his latest, a group handshake at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines is being labelled his most awkward yet.

In a departure from his usual aggressive handshake, Donald Trump had some trouble figuring out which hand to grasp in a choreographed cross-body linked handshake of respective state heads at the ASEAN summit on Monday. While leaders crossed their arms to join hands with leaders next to them, Donald Trump awkwardly grabbed the hand of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang with both hands. With the US President briefly breaking the symbolic handshake, supposed to denote unity, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte stood around awkwardly with a spare hand.

Mr Trump eventually figured out his mistake but not before the unflattering images made it to Twitter.
 
Donald Trump is in the Philippines for the last leg of his Asia tour which included stops in Japan, South Korea, China and Vietnam.

The US President's signature handshake style makes headlines during every high profile meeting. While Mr Trump tries his best to 'yank and pull', some bravehearts have defied Mr Trump's 'pull' and found a way around it, like Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau who placed a hand on Mr Trump's shoulder to avoid getting pulled towards him.

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