Viral Poland's First Lady Goes Viral After Appearing to Snub Trump
During President Donald Trump's trip to Warsaw, he went in for a handshake with Poland's first lady and appears to have been left hanging.
Videos show Trump clearly extend his hand to Agata Kornhauser-Duda, but she seemingly ignores his outstretched arm in favor of shaking hands with First Lady Melania Trump.
Although it appeared to be a deliberate snub initially, the full footage shows Kornhauser-Duda shaking the president's hand immediately after the first lady's.
Folks, Poland's first lady did not diss Trump's handshake attempt. She was looking at Melania, shook her hand, then shook Trump's. Stop. pic.twitter.com/ta8DNsv0Th
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 6, 2017
Of course, Trump is no stranger to unusual handshakes and interactions with world leaders.
During a meeting with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump and the prime minister had an extremely awkward, 19-second long handshake.
When he met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House, he appeared to ignore requests from the media for the two leaders to shake hands.
Merkel and Trump eventually had a successful handshake.
— ZDF heute (@ZDFheute) July 6, 2017
During a meeting of the NATO leaders in May, Trump appeared to push aside Dusko Markovic, the prime minister of Montenegro, as he moved to the front of the group.
In June, a handshake with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi turned into a hug, which appeared to throw the president off.
! Modi goes in for the Trump hug pic.twitter.com/CIri99limz
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) June 26, 2017
Poland's president later tweeted that his wife shook hands with President Trump and that the social media frenzy was "fake news."
Contrary to some surprising reports my wife did shake hands with Mrs. and Mr. Trump @POTUS after a great visit. Let's FIGHT FAKE NEWS.
— Andrzej Duda (@AndrzejDuda) July 6, 2017
Reacting on "Fox & Friends," Geraldo Rivera said the glee from the mainstream media after the apparent snub shows many journalists' "inbred hatred" of the president.
He particularly called out CNN political analyst Chris Cilizza for tweeting as if he had "won the lottery" after the "snub" began to go viral.
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 6, 2017