Twitter cringes at Trump and May’s lack of handshake, but all’s not what it seems (VIDEO)
Trump and First Lady Melania Trump arrived at the prime minister’s residence shortly after 11am local time and were greeted by Theresa May, her husband Philip and a cacophony of boos from nearby protesters. However, the exchange more closely resembled a Mexican standoff than a meeting of heads of state and their partners, as neither Trump nor Theresa even attempted the customary handshake.
Pictures seem to suggest no handshake between President Trump and Mrs May. PM greets Mrs Melania Trump with a handshake, while Philip May greets US President with a handshake.. then Philip May greets the Mrs Trump with a 🤝. Or did I miss something ? pic.twitter.com/TkyjBnG5HR— Rahul Joglekar (@r_joggy) June 4, 2019
From a British PM, no handshake is basically a declaration of war 👊 https://t.co/GbryXVC7E1— Asa Bennett (@asabenn) June 4, 2019
The answer was actually rather mundane.
Question: Why did Theresa May not shake hands with the US President outside of 10 Downing St today (when Philip May shook hands with Donald and Melania Trump)?Answer: A Number 10 source says: "One only shakes once a day - and they have already met at St James' Palace." So there!— Christopher Hope📝 (@christopherhope) June 4, 2019
However, many continued to revel in the supposed awkwardness of the whole affair, from fist-bumps to the visiting US president not knowing what the NHS was, all while a giant baby Trump floated above the London skyline, above another effigy, this one of him sitting on a golden toilet.Also on rt.com Trump tests US-UK ‘special relationship,’ upsetting British figures before state visit
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