Trump's aversion to hand-shaking seemed to lessen over the course of the USA presidential campaign.
In this video, Trump appears to be trying to shake Macron's arm off after the French president bypassed him to say hello to Germany's Angela Merkel first.
TAORMINA, Italy European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker denied on Friday that U.S. President Donald Trump had aggressively condemned German trade policies during at meeting in Brussels on Thursday.
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President Macron and President Trump also discussed the Syrian crisis, counter-terrorism and defence spending over lunch at the USA ambassador's residence in Brussels, their first meeting since Macron was elected on May 7 after a turbulent campaign.
President Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shake hands in a meeting at Brussels.
"If relationships were defined by handshakes, then Trump & Macron's is gonna be fierce", wrote Washington Post's pool reporter Philip Rucker who was in the room when the exchange took place.
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They overcame them to reach the conference finals, but the latest maladies seem to be taking their toll. But we're playing against a serious opponent and maybe they were off a bit the last game.
French sources said the two presidents would meet for about an hour to discuss a series of pressing issues - the Ukraine crisis, Syria, North Korea, the economy and the Paris climate agreement which Trump has bluntly dismissed.
French President Emmanuel Macron told his US counterpart Donald Trump on Thursday not to take any hasty decision on a global climate change deal that the American president had criticized during his campaign.
Although the two men barely know each other, they seemed to have a hard time letting go when they first met.
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I saw her when I was 20, 21 and then like any golfer I was trying to get better with someone else, but I came back to her. The four-time major victor took a two-shot penalty and his 71 left him five strokes back.
Trump has said the deadly attack in Manchester on Monday showed the threat had to be met and defeated but faces pressure from Britain after key details of the investigation were leaked in the United States press. "Each president gripped the other's hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening", he stated.
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