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Angela Merkel Handshake Ignores by Trump

Angela Merkel Handshake Ignores by Trump

Donald Trump ignores handshake request from Angela Merkel in front of cameras at White House meeting. In awkward video footage, reporters can be heard asking the pair to shake hands for what was meant to be a smiling photo op – marking the German chancellor’s first visit to the White House under Trump.


Thinking he hadn’t heard, Merkel appears to gently asks him: “Do you want to do the handshake?”

While he had shaken Merkel’s hand on her arrival to the White House, Trump seems to completely ignore the simple request during their joint appearance and continues staring straight ahead. Looking slightly embarrassed, Merkel turns to the cameras smiling and slightly grimacing.

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