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WATCH: Trump's 19-second handshake with Japanese PM goes viral

Trump later praised his guest's "strong hands" and the pair's "very, very good chemistry"

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Donald Trump’s latest handshake to go viral was the one he shared with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday.

According to CNN, Japanese media asked the two to shake hands.

Trump then pulled Abe's hand closer and held on for 19 seconds, according to the foreign press.

Trump later praised his guest's "strong hands," the pair's "very, very good chemistry" and rolled out a White House military honor guard in a remarkable public display of diplomatic affection.

Abe had a more regrettable expression.

"When I greeted him today at the car," Trump said after an Oval Office meeting, "I shook hands, but I grabbed him and hugged him, because that's the way we feel."

The odd political couple had lunch at the White House before heading to Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida for further talks and a round of golf on Saturday.

(With AFP)