Macron Leaves Thumbprint On President Trump In G7 Handshake Showdown
French President Emmanuel Macron left his thumbprint on President Donald Trump — literally — as the two leaders shook hands at Friday’s G7 Summit.
Photos circulated on social media afterward showing a clear thumbprint impression on Trump’s hand, apparently left by Macron’s firm grip.
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The thumbprint was clearly visible on Trump’s hand after Macron released it.
The two men have been engaged in an ongoing show of dominance, beginning with their first 29-second handshake that took place when President Trump visited France for Bastille Day.
The “show of force” culminated during France’s state visit to the White House with Macron’s double-cheek kiss and President Trump’s attempt to brush dandruff from the French president’s shoulder.(RELATED: Trump Arrives In France For Bastille Day — His Handshake With Macron [VIDEO])
Not every handshake between the two is a battle, however. Macron and Trump have enjoyed a mostly pleasant relationship since the former was elected president in May 2017.
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