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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 »

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 »

The Trump handshake: how world leaders are fighting back - The Guardian

Emmanuel Macron and others have noted that US president's handshake is a claim to superiority, and are fighting him in kind. Jonathan Freedland · @Freedland. Sun 28 May 2017 12.53 EDT Last modified on Fri 9 Feb 2018 13.43 EST. Share on Facebook ...and more »

Macron says long Trump handshake 'not innocent' -

French President Emmanuel Macron said his extended handshake with Donald Trump before a NATO summit was “not innocent” and intended to show he did not make even small concessions. In an interview with the Journal du Dimanche published on ...and more »

France to quash prison terms for cannabis users - RFI

France will introduce a law by year's end that will end prison terms for cannabis use, although consuming the drug will remain a criminal offence, a government spokesman said Friday. French President Emmanuel Macron vowed to reform laws on cannabis ...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 »

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 »

Trump Engages in Handshake Showdown With French President - Inside Edition

In an epic handshake showdown between world leaders, President Trump and newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron exchanged some long and awkward interactions during NATO meetings this week. Video footage shows Trump congratulating ...and more »

Trump and French President Macron get to know each other with a fierce handshake - Washington Post

BRUSSELS — If relationships were defined by how two people shake hands, then the one between the newly elected presidents of the United States and France is going to be rather fierce. As President Trump met French President Emmanuel Macron for the ...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 »