Macron says handshake with Trump ‘wasn’t innocent’

Presidents Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron shaking hands during meeting in Brussels. (Reuters)

French president Emmanuel Macron states that the handshake with US president Donald Trump ‘wasn’t innocent’.

After Macron and Trump met in Brussels on Thursday, Macron told the Journal du Dimanche, “My handshake with him, it’s not innocent,” CNN reported.

The handshake was also seemingly awkward for Washington Post reporter Phillip Rucker, who was in the room at the time.

“They shook hands for an extended period of time. Each president gripped the other’s hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening”, Rucker stated.

He described it on Twitter.

Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:54 - GMT 06:54