France reduced to handshake braggadocio…

Macron: Awkward Trump handshake a ‘moment of truth

French President Emmanuel Macron has said his clenched handshake with Donald Trump was “not innocent” and was a “moment of truth”.

The awkward encounter saw each grip the other’s hand so firmly that their knuckles turned white .

Mr Macron told French media he had wanted to “show he would not make small concessions, not even symbolic ones, but also not overdo things”.

  • Ego

    And have you seen Macron’s tie? That was also a statement of French courage, as were his shoes. Also, every time he goes to bed, he practices a stern statesmanslike look in the mirror.
    A handshake a “moment of truth”??? Gimmeabreak…

  • K1

    yup THIS is the West in ACTION!
    while you guys are power grabbing for political points..your populations are under Terrorist fire (Thanks to your ideological manipulations)
    The Terrorist hand shake comes with a BOOM!.

  • French media, and European ones in general, like most American media, hate Trump and will take any opportunity however flimsy to show him in a bad light. That’s hatred – it has no limits, it is not bound by rational considerations.