Trump’s awkward handshake with Trudeau becomes instant meme
An awkward moment that was caught on camera between US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during their first face to face meeting in the White House has sent the internet into meltdown mode.
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Adding to Trump’s steadily growing collection of awkward handshakes, the US president put out his hand to Trudeau only to be met with a bemused stare.
While it was merely a split-second snap captured by a lucky photographer, and in fact Trudeau went on to happily shake Trump’s hand, the Twitterati couldn’t resist but point out all the possible thoughts that could have been running through the Canadian PM’s head.
Trudeau's face is literally me when looking anything in the news since Jan 20th pic.twitter.com/BHCaiDIHLM— Jamilla (@JamillaTweets) February 13, 2017
When @JustinTrudeau remembers where #Trump’s hand’s been… pic.twitter.com/HMwGszlueO— Kenny (@KennyDownSouth) February 13, 2017
US President Donald Trump opens meeting with Canadian PM Justin Trudeau by claiming entire Canadian Army could fit in the palm of one hand. pic.twitter.com/Kd5rcY3tCF— Belarus News (Eng.) (@BelarusMiniInfo) February 13, 2017
"So tiny..." #TrudeauTrumppic.twitter.com/uppGdnKy59— (((Antagoniste))) (@Antagoniste_net) February 13, 2017
Justin Trudeau is looking at Trump's hand like he just read the Russian Dossier pic.twitter.com/XGpGF7O7LG— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 13, 2017
Trump: You only think my hands are small because you're on the metric system.— Watcher_Whitney (@Watcher_Whitney) February 13, 2017
Trudeau: That's not how the metric system works. pic.twitter.com/4LrT2PsKTG
The photo provided perfect fodder for golden shower jokes and Trump’s tiny hands memes.
And of course, coming just days after a clumsy handshake with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, it gave more substance to allegations that Trump is just terrible at shaking hands.
#DonaldTrump's awkward handshake with Japan's Prime Minister #ShinzoAbe was PAINFUL to watch! (sound on for full enjoyment!) pic.twitter.com/gRzbvOMwwq— I Doubt It Podcast (@IDoubtItPodcast) February 10, 2017
However, when it comes to the hilarity stakes, we’re not quite sure if it beats President Barack Obama’s awkward moment with Cuban President Raul Castro last year.
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It wasn’t just Trump’s interaction with Trudeau, however, that caused a stir online. A series of photos of First Daughter Ivanka Trump alongside Trudeau at a roundtable discussion with female CEOs also got tongues wagging.
Ivanka Trump is all of us. #Trudeaupic.twitter.com/i4I7JYZdvo— Lauren Dennison (@lookatlauren) February 13, 2017
Relationship goals: find a woman who looks at you the way Ivanka Trump looks at Justin Trudeau. pic.twitter.com/HphcU7svmw— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) February 13, 2017
If only shoppers wanted to get into Ivanka’s shoes as badly as she wants to get into Trudeau’s pants, @Nordstrom would still carry them! pic.twitter.com/08Llnnjqn9— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@BettyBowers) February 13, 2017
Looks like Canada has a new fan in Ivanka Trump. Or maybe Trudeau just ordered a handbag from her. Can't tell. pic.twitter.com/RqPGaoDqlA— JC Wallace (@charliedont) February 13, 2017