Emmanuel Macron Opens up on awkward handshake with TrumpFrench President Emmanuel Macron has opened up on the excruciatingly long handshake he shared with Donald Trump last week, admitting that the greeting was every bit the power struggle that it seemed. Footage of their handshake at the NATO summit in Brussels went viral last week. Both of their knuckles had turned white by the end of the marathon seven-second grip. On Sunday, newly-elected Macron said the forcefulness was no mistake. 'You have to show you won't make little concessions, even symbolic ones. It's not the be-all-and-end-all... but a moment of truth. The pair were addressing a group of photographers and journalists when they shook hands on Thursday. Trump, still in the midst of his first overseas tour, congratulated Macron on his recent election victory.
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