Donald Trump does not do well during photo ops. At all.
At a photo op with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, President Trump said little and appeared to refuse a handshake suggested by the German leader.
In a video of the incident, reporters called for Trump and Merkel to shake hands at the end of the photo op, as is customary during meetings between foreign leaders. Hearing the calls for a handshake, Merkel appears to quietly ask Trump, “do you want to have a handshake?” Trump either does not hear her or ignores her request. They do not shake hands.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked Trump: “Do you want to have a handshake?”
— Michael Schwab (@michaelschwab13) March 17, 2017
Per usual, the internet notice this possible snub. Here are some of the best memes generated by the incident.
— Serenity (@serenityatsea) March 17, 2017
— Dane Rauschenberg (@SeeDaneRun) March 17, 2017
Added the Chancellor: "What's wrong, Mr. Grumpypants?" https://t.co/FZDtyvJRgV
— Chris Taylor (@FutureBoy) March 17, 2017
— Justine Bateman (@JustineBateman) March 17, 2017
Angela Merkel must be asking herself how she had to suffer George W Bush and now Donald Trump 🙄
— Harvey J Kaye (@harveyjkaye) March 17, 2017
No handshake. No talking to one another.
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) March 17, 2017
Like he just lost a little league game and is refusing to shake hands with the other team. https://t.co/5UGC3P0Vfz
— Luke O'Neil (@lukeoneil47) March 17, 2017
To Merkel's credit she just kind of shrugged it off like an amused mother. Who probably gave the boy some messages he didn't want to hear.
— Melissa Chan (@melissakchan) March 17, 2017
Someone please give Angela Merkel a Shamrock Shake.
— billy eichner (@billyeichner) March 17, 2017
"WE CAN'T ELECT A WOMAN, MALE LEADERS FROM OTHER COUNTRIES WON'T RESPECT HER"
*Trump refuses to look at Merkel*
— Gabe Ortíz 🏳️🌈 (@TUSK81) March 17, 2017