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Social media reacts to Donald Trump’s awkward moment with Angela Merkel

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Another overseas leader, another awkward handshake moment at the White House.

This time, it was German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who met with US President Donald Trump on Friday.

Things seemed to be going well when Trump greeted the long-time German leader with a handshake as she arrived at the White House.

But, it was when the pair sat down in front of the press, after a private discussion covering America’s NATO involvement as well as the situations in Ukraine and Afghanistan, that things went awry.

In footage circulated on Twitter, the US president is shown awkwardly ignoring Merkel’s request for a handshake.

Twitter users quickly jumped on the humorous footage, wondering exactly why Trump did not want to shake the hand of one of the world’s most powerful women.

Social media reacts to Donald Trump's awkward moment with Angela Merkel
President Donald Trump meets with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, March 17, 2017.  

Then again, Merkel may have dodged a bullet. It was in that very photo opp that
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became the victim of a now iconic 19-second, awkwardly-gripped handshake from the new president last month.

Fairfax Media

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