Poseur Macron wrings handshake triumph out of Paris accord collapse

From Mollie Hemingway at Federalist,

You knew President Donald Trump’s trip abroad went well because the American media focused on hand-holding and handshakes instead of the dramatic changes in foreign policy toward American interests. Did Melania brush away her husband’s hand? Did you notice the power and strength of French President Emmanuel Macron’s handshake with Trump?

It was Macron’s handshake that enraptured the American media. They covered it from every angle, happy that someone on the global stage was standing up to Trump. The Washington Post, as of last count, has 41 articles mentioning “Macron” and “handshake,” dissecting it from every angle. More.

Reality check: If that’s all the French have got, who cares what they think? Isn’t it over already?

See also: Did you know why the Paris climate agreement was voluntary?

  • Alain

    Not sure if this is based on total ignorance of French culture or typical dishonesty, because a firm handshake when greeting and when departing is proper form in traditional culture. For family and close friends they will replace the handshake with a kiss on each cheek (I mean on the face for those with other thoughts). A limp handshake indicates both bad form and not someone trustworthy. So all this hype over handshakes is utter nonsense.

    • mobuyus

      When I feel a limp and clammy handshake something primevil in me makes me feel that I should maybe kill this person.

      • A Hamilton Guy

        I judge a person by his or her handshake, a firm one,” Iike you”, a limp or wimpy, ” just piss off’, and there won’t be a next time.

  • mobuyus

    Macrons strong handshake may be attribured to his overuse of the hand in his daily sexual emergency containment measure. I mean have you seen that granny he married? Yikes.

  • David Murrell

    Sorry for the off-topic post, but CIJ News is suspending operations:

    They soften the announcement by saying that they are “exploring other business operstions”. Too bad. Benjamin Halevi is a superb investigative journalist. But perhaps there is no room for him in Canada’s dominant left-wing news cartel.

    • Maggat

      Sorry to hear that.

  • Maggat

    A frenchie with a firm hand shake? My God, a firm wave of a white hankie I’d believe.