"You're in such good shape," Mr Trump can be heard saying to Ms Macron, before turning to the French President and continuing, "She's in such good physical shape. Beautiful." The interaction was caught in a video uploaded on Emmanuel Macron's Facebook page. Watch the moment unfold at around 53:45 below:
His appraisal of Ms Macron's appearance did not go unnoticed on Twitter, where many called him out for the inappropriate remark:
Mr. Trump - Women do not want to hear unsolicited remarks on what you think of their bodies. Its gross, and deeply inappropriate. https://t.co/odKQTGVY17- Jen Siebel Newsom (@JenSiebelNewsom) July 13, 2017
#Trump telling France's First Lady "you're in such good shape" epitomizes men towing the line between compliment & sexual harassment. 1/- Alex Berg (@AlexfromPhilly) July 13, 2017
People will shrug and say, "#Trump was just offering her a compliment!" It's creepy and over the line to comment on a person's body. 2/- Alex Berg (@AlexfromPhilly) July 13, 2017
Trump told Brigitte Macron that she was in good shape and looked great because he literally doesn't know how else to look at women.- Rebecca Carroll (@rebel19) July 14, 2017
The comment came after an awkward and long handshake between the two. Mr Trump is, in fact, known for his handshakes. Many described his latest one with the first lady of France as 'cringe-worthy'.
Trump still mad because Emmanuel Macron crushed his tiny hand in Brussels. So today Trump tried to arm wrestle Macron's wife. And she won. pic.twitter.com/OOeIOxdHhi- Ryan Adams (@filmystic) July 13, 2017
I thought his handshake with Emmanuel Macron was an 8.5/10. The other handshake looked dangerous.- Dani Bostick (@danibostick) July 13, 2017
what's with you trying to arm wrestle the French First Lady? #awkward- barbara davidson (@photospice) July 13, 2017
In May this year, Mr Trump's handshake with the French President had made headlines around the world when Mr Macron had insisted on being the last one to let go. "You have to show you won't make little concessions, even symbolic ones," Mr Macron had said.
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