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Emmanuel Macron: my handshake with Trump was 'a moment of truth' - The Guardian

French president says his white-knuckle prolonged handshake with US counterpart was designed to show he's no pushover. Jon Henley European affairs correspondent. @jonhenley. Sun 28 May 2017 09.18 EDT Last modified on Fri 9 Feb 2018 13.43 EST.and more »

Emmanuel Macron explains his handshake strategy with Trump: “It's how one gets respected” - Quartz

Emmanuel Macron has declared last week's “death grip” handshake with Donald Trump intentional. In an interview with French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche, the newly-elected French president described their encounter as ”a moment of truth.”.and more »

Why Donald Trump's weird handshake matters - Financial Times

It was the handshake felt around the world. Two presidents, Emmanuel Macron of France and Donald Trump of the US, locked hands for barely five seconds for the cameras, but with a force that whitened their knuckles. Applying the zero-sum logic that the ...and more »

Trump v Macron: French president appears to win latest handshake battle - The Guardian

US president grips and grimaces as he meets new French leader for first time in Brussels – then barges aside the prime minister of Montenegro. Elena Cresci · @elenacresci. Thu 25 May 2017 10.12 EDT Last modified on Fri 9 Feb 2018 13.45 EST. Share on ...and more »

Emmanuel Macron says Donald Trump is like Putin and Erdogan - The Independent

Emmanuel Macron has compared Donald Trump to Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, saying they all see international relationships as a balance of power. The newly installed French president compared Mr Trump to the increasingly autocratic ...and more »

Emmanuel Macron takes crucial labour reforms to union leaders as French businesses regain optimism -

French president Emmanuel Macron has presented to unions his plans for landmark labour reforms, a flash point issue that sparked violent protests last year, amid signs the economy is finally gaining traction. During his electoral campaign, Mr Macron ...and more »

Macron: Awkward Trump handshake a 'moment of truth' - BBC News

French President Emmanuel Macron has said his clenched handshake with Donald Trump was "not innocent" and was a "moment of truth". The awkward encounter saw each grip the other's hand so firmly that their knuckles turned white . Mr Macron told ...and more »

Trump's handshake trick doesn't seem to work on other people's turf - Quartz

Update: This article was updated to include new footage of Donald Trump shaking hands with Emmanuel Macron. While in the United States, president Donald Trump notoriously shakes people's hands to the point where he's almost twisting their arms out of ...and more »

The Madness And Science Behind The Donald Trump Handshake - HuffPost

Had French President Emmanuel Macron been paying close attention, he would have recognized quickly just how fraught his coming exchange with Donald Trump was to be. The two leaders had met briefly earlier that day, exchanging a firm, prolonged, “not ...and more »

Trump and Macron had an awkward, white-knuckled handshake — and the internet went nuts - Business Insider

Initially, Trump and Macron seemed at ease when they shook hands in front of reporters and photographers in Belgium. Initially, Trump and Macron seemed at ease when they shook hands in front of reporters Thomson Reuters. 2/12 ...and more »