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.
good luck to whoever has three weeks to get this regional production of Mamma Mia! into shape pic.twitter.com/eCZ81VxbMi
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) November 13, 2017
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.
Trump needs yoga. For more reasons than flexibility 🙈 👆🏼👆🏼 that looks so painful for him 😂😭
— Kels📿 (@KelsieEggers) November 13, 2017
A Trump at the Roxbury pic.twitter.com/PzcuQovWQP
— ElElegante101 (@skolanach) November 13, 2017
— Brent Whittington (@cornhill13501) November 13, 2017
It may have been the most exercise he’s gotten in five years.
— Joseph Britt (@Zathras3) November 13, 2017
We’ve all been grimacing for the last 11 months… in pain.
— Marianna (@mgreekchickie) November 13, 2017
This Grimace? Not sure which is which… pic.twitter.com/X03EBb9we3
— Christine Tucci (@MrsTucciAngell) November 13, 2017
— CreativeWolf (@CreativeWolf) November 13, 2017
Guess he never played twister?😉
In Asia, Trump briefly baffled by group handshake http://t.co/0fxcVBtwLd
— Teresa (@teresa4IDEAS) November 13, 2017