Donald Trump’s awkward handshake at ASEAN 2017 has left Twitterati in splits

At the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, a group handshake was attempted and it seems like it did not turn out too well for US President Donald Trump. Check out some Twitter reactions here.

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 13, 2017 7:07 pm
donald trump, donald trump handshake, donald trump at ASEAN 2017, donald trump handshake at ASEAN summit, indian express, indian express news Donald Trump made headlines while attending the ASEAN summit in Manila, Philippines. (Source: Dave Itzkoff/Twitter)

US President Donald Trump’s handshake has assumed quite a status by now. It has led to numerous theories and memes and his awkward touch – almost, each time – makes it a butt of jokes on social media. Recently, at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) summit in Manila, Philippines, a group handshake was attempted and it seems like it did not turn out too well for Trump.

In the picture, that is now going viral, several state heads were supposed to cross their arms and shake hands with the leader next to them. The 71-year-old, however, visibly fumbled and his cross-linked handshake did not go as expected. He, rather awkwardly, held hands with the Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte and Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, who stood on his either sides.

The US President looked visibly in pain and there was no way that it could have gone unnoticed by people on social media. This is the picture that got people on social media talking.

Several viewers voiced their opinion after looking at the picture on the networking website. While one wrote, “Trump tried this special handshake in ASEAN summit and he looks like he’s heavily constipated,” another one commented “Trump needs yoga. For more reasons than flexibility, that looks so painful for him.” Others, looking at the pained expression on the faces of the leaders standing next to him, commented that perhaps this is what torture looks like. Check out some reactions here.

 

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