- Trump left hanging as he stretched out hand to greet Poland's First Lady
- Agata Kornhauser-Duda walks past Trump to shake hands with wife Melania
- Awkward moment went viral on Twitter, many calling it a "snub"
Mr Trump was in Warsaw, Poland on Thursday with his wife. During an official photocall, Mr Trump first shook hands with Mr Duda. He then turned to Poland's First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda with his right arm still stretched out. That's when she walked right past him, towards his wife, and shook hands with her, as Mr Trump watched on.
Ms Kornhauser-Duda then turned around and shook hands with Mr Trump.
Fake news edited a video that implied Pres. Trump was denied handshake in Poland. Polish First Lady did shake Trump's hand, see full video! pic.twitter.com/ltCzfOoa8o— Tennessee (@TEN_GOP) July 6, 2017
The awkward moment, however, did not go unnoticed on Twitter, with many posting GIFs of it, calling it a "snub." Others pointed out it was more likely that Ms Kornhauser-Duda simply did not see the US President's hand extended out towards her in greeting.
Trump's trip to Poland is going well. pic.twitter.com/ykWMlKEuwu— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) July 6, 2017
I love that this failed Trump handshake in Poland is already a gif. Thank you, millennials. pic.twitter.com/5Kwm3eBMac— OhNoSheTwitnt (@OhNoSheTwitnt) July 6, 2017
Folks, Poland's first lady did not diss Trump's handshake attempt. She was looking at Melania, shook her hand, then shook Trump's. Stop. pic.twitter.com/ta8DNsv0Th— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 6, 2017
Hours later, on Twitter, Mr Duda trashed reports suggesting his wife ignored Mr Trump, calling them "fake news."
Contrary to some surprising reports my wife did shake hands with Mrs. and Mr. Trump @POTUS after a great visit. Let's FIGHT FAKE NEWS.— Andrzej Duda (@AndrzejDuda) July 6, 2017
He also retweeted an American journalist's video of the incident:
Polish first Lady Agata Dudas did shake President Trump's hand, see full video. pic.twitter.com/BOw5tY4R4R— Beatrice-Elizabeth (@MissBeaE) July 6, 2017
Mr Trump's handshakes with world leaders have frequently made headlines since he took office in January.
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