Every Donald Trump misfortune is captured and scrutinised on social media in true hilarity, especially when it comes to handshakes. Trump’s string of greeting mishaps is a frequently reported feature of his presidency, and often gets given gif-treatment (as is tradition in the 21st century). Whether taken out of context or not, we welcome the comic relief.
The most recent of Trump’s greeting faux pas took place when he visited Warsaw, Poland, to meet Polish president Andrzej Duda and his wife, First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda. As is protocol when country leaders meets, there is a prime photo opportunity, yet this one was less than fortunate. The video clip of the greeting - which has since gone viral – shows the First Lady go to shake Trump’s hand before dramatically dodging him and shaking Melania’s hand instead.
The video in question has, of course, been circulating on Twitter, with users keen to see Trump get snubbed.
Some users were quick to believe incident was a kind of rebuke from the Polish First Lady.
While we are quick to laugh, the snubbing in question is taken out of context, and some people have been quick to point out that Kornhauser-Duda did proceed to shake Trump’s hand enthusiastically.
This isn’t the first time Trump’s awkward handshakes have become headline news. When meeting tge French president Emmanuel Macron back in June, both leaders engaged in a seriously tense and prolonged handshake.
Another incident that earnt its place in the media spotlight was when Melania seemed less-than-cheery at Trump's inauguration.
Although it was quickly refuted that Melania spent her husband’s entire inauguration miserable, she was soon given her own meme, Sad Melania – Twitter users picked up on every time Melania looked sad or was left behind by Trump.
Whether these incidences are a fair portrayal of the actual events that took place or not, it’s clear everyone needs to make light of Trump to distract from his disastrous politics.
See the full encounter below between Trump and the Polish First Lady below: