Trump tries to hold hands with Juncker during White House visit but gets rejected

Greg Evans
Friday 27 July 2018 11:15
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Donald Trump has a thing for holding hands, doesn't he?

He's already established a very touchy and affectionate relationship with Theresa May.

Who can forget the epic handshake that he shared with French president Emmanuel Macron, last summer?

He also shared a bizarre handshake with Emomali Rahmon, the president of Tajikistan.

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That being said he's yet to perfect the art of holding hands with his own wife.

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.

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.

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(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

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