You know when you kinda know someone, but you're not super close, and you run into them in the wild, and there's that awkward moment where you're not sure whether you should go for a handshake or a hug? It seems like Trump's entire life takes place in that exact moment. We have literally never seen anyone misjudge social situations more often than the current U.S. President does.
There's no shortage of Trump being bad at meeting people to be found online, but we may have found the most awkward Trump encounter to date.
It occurred this weekend in Maryland after Melania introduced Trump at the Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
Donald Trump knows handshakes. He has the best handshakes.
You never know exactly what to expect when it comes to Donald Trump. One thing’s for sure, though: he’s no stranger to awkward social interactions. Take his handshakes, for example.
When greeting the President of the United States, you might get the Gorsuch Grapple, as depicted here.
Some people know it as the “Lawnmower Pull and Pat.”
Or maybe you'll get the Macron Yank.
It’s very similar to the Gorsuch Grapple, but if you look closely, you can see the differences.
Still super super awkward, though.
Here's one we like to call the Two-Man Tangle.
To achieve this handshake, you must grasp your opponent’s hand firmly, then move back and forth as though you are each holding the ends of a tiny, two-man saw.
When Trump is on the other side of a handshake, you might be stuck there for a while.
Such was the case in this 19-second-long handshake between Trump and the Prime Minister of Japan.
We call it the Never-ending Nightmare. (Not to be confused with the Presidency itself, which sometimes goes by the same name.)
Of course, if you're extra lucky, you may escape having to shake Trump's hand at all.
At first, this may seem like a slight. But trust us — you’re better off.
So yeah, Trump is pretty great at being super terrible in a number of social situations. But something happened this past weekend which takes the Awkward Social Interaction Cake.
It all started when Melania introduced her husband at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland…