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Trump Just Met His Death-Grip Handshake Match In French President Macron

Each of the two presidents reportedly "gripped the other's hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening."

Posted on May 25, 2017, at 11:13 a.m. ET

On Thursday, ahead of the NATO summit in Brussels, President Trump met newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron.

"Je suis très heureux de pouvoir, ensemble, changer beaucoup de choses", dit Macron aux côtés de Trump

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The two exchanged...quite a handshake.

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Okay, it was a white-knuckled death grip.

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According to White House pool reports, each of the two presidents "gripped the other's hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening."

People were very impressed with the very strong, very manly, and not-at-all-awkward meeting.

manly men locked in intellectual combat https://t.co/xQzQ9jK1Ek

"You cry uncle! I'm not going to cry uncle." https://t.co/YKxPU5m8A4

Please God tell me Macron then invited Trump to compare the sizes of their electoral victories https://t.co/jbxQarrv23

This kind of posturing is so profoundly dumb and yet, strangely, sort of enjoyable. https://t.co/9H5IoozFPw

The two later shook hands again and got a bit arm-wrestley.

Another weird Trump/Macron handshake at the NATO Summit.

While Trumpshake™ discourse is nothing new, this has been quite a week for it. On Tuesday, when Trump met Emomali Rahmon, president of Tajikistan, the two had a particularly bonkers handshake.

Найден человек, который переиграл Трампа в рукопожатии

And people were SHOOK (lol, sorry).

Trump gets utterly demolished in this round of Handshake Wars https://t.co/RqbwUFTB2k

someone came ready to play https://t.co/moY5KJ2ZBC

The bad news is America must now go to war with Tajikistan https://t.co/Os160cGHcm

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