Germans Seriously Couldn't Believe Trump Didn't Shake Angela Merkel's Hand"Before hating your job, think about Merkel: She has to see Trump today. That's bad."By by Julia ReinsteinBuzzFeed News Reporter and by Sebastian FiebrigBuzzFeed ContributorReporting FromBerlin, GermanyPosted on March 18, 2017, 3:06 pmTwitterFacebookLink At their first White House meeting on Friday, President Donald Trump left German Chancellor Angela Merkel hanging when she asked him for a handshake. David Mack @davidmackau Photographers: Can we get a handshake? Merkel (to Trump): Do you want to have a handshake? Trump: *no response* Mer… https://t.co/PbCi9laPDc Fri Mar 17 16:33:20 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite It's not clear whether Trump heard Merkel, but it was still a painfully awkward moment — although the two later did shake hands for the cameras after a press conference. cat hicks @cathicks This Merkel photo will work brilliantly with my collection. Fri Mar 17 17:09:44 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Naturally, the awkwardness inspired some 🔥 memes. Dave Barabas @Dave_Barabas Merkel: "Donald, look at me" Trump: "PHONE" M: "This is serious" T: "PHONE NOW" M: "You're embarrassing yourse-" T:… https://t.co/bUFMGnUDkt 07:10 PM - 17 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite It was the secondhand embarrassment felt 'round the world — especially in Germany, where people really couldn't believe what was happening. Anna Aridzanjan @textautomat Same, Angie. Same. 07:05 PM - 17 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite "Ladies and Gentlemen, we have a new meme," one person declared. TIIUNDER @TIIUNDER Ladies and Gentlemen, wir haben ein neues Meme #merkeltrump 05:12 PM - 17 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite "Did you clean up your messy room? Look at me when I'm talking to you!" reads the black and white text. "Before hating your job, think about Merkel: She has to see Trump today —> That's bad," another tweeted. 7_gscheid @7_gscheid Bevor Sie heute wieder Ihren Job hassen: Merkel muss heute zu Trump —> DAS ist schlimm. Fri Mar 17 06:47:17 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite 😳😳😳 ZDF heute-show @heuteshow Süße Erinnerungen #MerkelTrump 05:40 PM - 17 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite "Not that [Horst] Seehofer is going to be jealous. That's the look he always gets," said another, referencing a Bavarian politician with whom Merkel often clashes despite being from allied parties. Lara Fritzsche @larafritzsche Nicht das Seehofer noch eifersüchtig wird, dieser Blick ist eigentlich ihm vorbehalten. #Merkel 07:55 PM - 17 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite "Mom is knocking them all out," another quipped. Dani @TanteEla74 Mutti schafft sie alle 😎 #Trump #Merkel Fri Mar 17 17:55:48 UTC+0000 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite "Here's the first photo of Merkel meeting Trump," one person said, sharing a photo of the statue of the little girl staring down the Wall Street bull. Bernd Ulrich @berndulrich Und hier das erste Foto von der Begegnung zwischen #Merkel und #Trump 10:43 AM - 17 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite A parody account of Merkel even got in on the action: "I wanted to shake hands with Trump. But his hands were so small that he couldn't find them. Awkward silence." Grumpy Merkel @GrumpyMerkel Ich wollte Trump die Hand geben, aber seine Hände sind so klein, dass er sie selbst nicht gefunden hat. Peinliches Schweigen. 07:02 PM - 17 Mar 2017 Reply Retweet Favorite Julia Reinstein reported from New York City and Sebastian Fiebrig from Berlin. People Are Dying Of Embarrassment After Trump Didn’t Shake Angela Merkel’s Hand Julia ReinsteinBuzzFeed News ReporterJulia Reinstein is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.Contact Julia Reinstein at firstname.lastname@example.org.Got a confidential tip? 👉 Submit it hereSebastian FiebrigBuzzFeed ContributorSebastian ist Freelancer für BuzzFeed Deutschland.Contact Sebastian Fiebrig at email@example.com.