United States President Donald Trump's first trip abroad has seen him jetsetting around the Middle East before meeting the newly-elected French President Emmanuel Macron.

As we've covered before, Trump uses his handshake as a way of asserting dominance.

Funnily enough, as we've covered, world leaders cottoned on to this pretty quickly and starting beating him at his own game.

Exhibit A, President of Tajikistan, Emomali Rahmon:

Macron, as you'll see by this following video, also got ahead of the US President, in his latest visit to a head of the executive.

Photographers caught the intensity:

Picture:Picture: REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

And it wasn't long before Twitter weighed in:

Who thought that handshakes would become the most scrutinised part of international diplomacy?

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