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Old 21 March 2017, 02:41 PM
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or he might have looked at how tough she looked, and thought she would outsqueeze him the way Trudeau did...
How did I miss that? Well I know how, as soon as Trump's smirking mug comes on the TV I change the channel.
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Old 21 March 2017, 03:54 PM
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That was my thought as well, Alarm. I wonder if more people are short circuiting his ridiculous handshake, and he is now embarrassed enough that he won't shake hands in public any more.
He did shake hands with her in public a couple of times though, for example at the end of the press conference below:

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/0...182952704.html

And outside the West Wing (scroll down):

http://www.attn.com/stories/15733/tr...a-merkels-hand

Just not during the awkward photo shoot during which he has generally shaken hands with other people and when you might have expected him to do so. Whatever point he was making (or not making, or thought he was making) it doesn't seem to have been that.
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Old 21 March 2017, 03:59 PM
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I have said before that I have often wondered if my problems with Trump are because I am a middle aged leftie who wanted the first woman president. But then he does something like this and I know it is more then that.
He is truly an awful person, always has been.
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Old 21 March 2017, 04:05 PM
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I had not seen those. They do not look particularly comfortable, and in the pictures he doesn't seem to be doing his normal thing.
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Old 22 March 2017, 06:52 PM
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I'm still thinking that he's been taken down a notch in the handshake department.

If you look at the progression of "official" handshakes, from Abe down to Merkel, with Trudeau in there somewhere, you'll notice he seems to be getting less enthusiastic, less enthused, as if he's realized that people are now analyzing his handshake and finding him not the be the bestest, biglyest handshaker.

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Old 23 March 2017, 12:21 AM
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I have to disagree, Alarm. That would require self-awareness on Trump's part and Trump is incapable of that. Criticize his handshake and he'd just throw a hissy on Twitter and blame Obama for implanting microscopic nanobots that make his handshakes look bad. Can any of you deny the inherent truth of that statement?
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Old 23 March 2017, 02:07 AM
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I can. Because you didn't say that Trump heard about the nanobots on Fox News.
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Old 23 March 2017, 05:20 AM
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you'll notice he seems to be getting less enthusiastic, less enthused, as if he's realized that people are now analyzing his handshake and finding him not the be the bestest, biglyest handshaker.

He's embarrassed by the size of his tiny doll hands.
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Old 23 March 2017, 12:02 PM
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Nah, they look huge to him. That's why he's constantly showing them off, making pinchy gestures or chopping gestures.
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Old 23 March 2017, 04:27 PM
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Nah, they look huge to him. That's why he's constantly showing them off, making pinchy gestures or chopping gestures.
My son tried to make a drinking game out of Biff's "pinchy gesture" during his State of the Union address. After his second beer in under 10 minutes, he decided to just count them.
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Was it here that somebody posted the video where someone edited an accordion into Trump's grasp, and it fit perfectly?
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Old 24 March 2017, 03:54 AM
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Was it here that somebody posted the video where someone edited an accordion into Trump's grasp, and it fit perfectly?
See it here on Youtube.
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