Donald Trump has a thing for holding hands, doesn't he?
He's already established a very touchy and affectionate relationship with Theresa May.
May and Trump are holding hands AGAIN. Why does she keep doing that?!?! https://t.co/KTa460azPz— Shehab Khan (@Shehab Khan) 1531486861
Who can forget the epic handshake that he shared with French president Emmanuel Macron, last summer?
The farewell handshake between President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron lasted about 25 seconds… https://t.co/Z63FSmb3wq— CNN (@CNN) 1500037346
He also shared a bizarre handshake with Emomali Rahmon, the president of Tajikistan.
That being said he's yet to perfect the art of holding hands with his own wife.
OUCH https://t.co/XaPL1AbCm5 https://t.co/zpZGkQxDFP— Haaretz.com (@Haaretz.com) 1495466969
Now there is a new addition to his ever growing gallery of awkward hand moments.
This time it comes courtesy of President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker.
After a joint press conference at the White House, Trump extended his hand to the Luxembourgian politician only for Juncker to seemingly refuse it.
This is the moment Jean-Claude Juncker appeared to reject Donald Trump's attempt to take him by the hand. https://t.co/EUlhrXLWiF— euronews (@euronews) 1532602968
Did Juncker just refuse to shake Trump's hand? https://t.co/0HplczcXLW— Ruptly (@Ruptly) 1532601900
Yeah...that wasn't embarrassing for Trump in the slightest. It's like going in for a kiss on your crush only be rejected.
A swift thinking Trump tried to save face by placing his hand on the back of Juncker but the damage had already been done.
During the press conference, Trump announced that the two had agreed to a trade truce between the US and EU.
However, the hand incident was the biggest talking point of the press conference and it was soon the hottest topic on Twitter.
Cue the Beatles: Oh, I, tell you something, I hope you’ll understand... Watch EU president Juncker refuse to ho… https://t.co/D5eUEc761O— Derek End the Filibuster Cressman (@Derek End the Filibuster Cressman) 1532637908
Earlier in the day, Trump had also extended his hand to Juncker during a briefing while he praised him for being 'a very smart man and a tough man that represents his people well and the countries well.
Juncker looked equally bemused at this moment too.
Picture: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images
It was a bit different even earlier during the day when the two shared a little kiss on the cheek.
Perhaps Juckner isn't a hands man?
Either way, we doubt that this will stop Trump continuing to use his hands in that manner, after all, they are really BIG.
HT Daily Mail