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24 Apr, 2018 16:11

‘We have to make him perfect’: Trump brushes 'dandruff' off Macron’s suit (VIDEO)

‘We have to make him perfect’: Trump brushes 'dandruff' off Macron’s suit (VIDEO)

As US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron posed for photographs in the Oval Office Tuesday, Trump took the opportunity to sweep a fleck of dandruff off Macron’s suit in front of the world’s press.

“We do have a very special relationship,” said Trump. “In fact I’ll get that little piece of dandruff off you.”

After sweeping the fleck off Macron’s suit, Trump declared: “We have to make him perfect. He is perfect. It’s great to be with you and you’re a special friend.” Macron smiled through the awkward encounter and appeared unbothered by it.

A White House press pool report said that the president brushed “lint” off the French leader’s suit coat, but Twitter users called it a “diplomatic power move” and an “international embarrassment.”

Macron is in Washington this week for the first official state visit of Trump’s presidency. The visit will give the two leaders a chance to strengthen their own and their countries’ bonds, as well as discuss issues such as the Iran deal and global trade.