Kuckles white, jaws clenched: Macron wins Trump handshake battle

The US president, who has raised eyebrows with his sometimes peculiarly vigorous handshaking of world leaders, appeared to meet his match during his first meeting with French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, when he was first to give way in a gripping contest of white knuckles and clenched fingers.

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It’s a question that bears repeating: what is it with Trump and handshakes? In the first of many strange Trump moments on Thursday, his first meeting with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, on Thursday led to an awkward handshake that lasted just a little too long, reports The Guardian.