Donald Trump Handshake
It is fair to say that new US President Donald Trump is a man who divides opinion. On policy, personality, and the people around him, most of us have an opinion one way or the other. But there is one aspect of Donald Trump which pretty much everyone is in agreement over.
He has a weird handshake.
It’s amazing no-one has noticed this before given Trump’s longstanding high profile. But people first seemed to clock it after his meeting with Shinzo Abe, the President of Japan.
It is, of course, traditional that leaders shake hands when meeting publicly, but this one was something else. It lasted 19-seconds, which we can all agree is a long handshake even for the most enthusiastic of friendships. And it also included something which has since become a Trump hallmark; an additional pat on the top of the handshake with the other hand.
In other meetings, another hallmark has been spotted. Trump tends to clasp hands and then pull the recipient towards him sharply, in a manner which looks to outsiders to be quite aggressive and often causes the recipient to lose their balance.