Trump's Dandruff Move at Macron Presser Getting Attention

And other weird moments from the joint appearance
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 24, 2018 3:51 PM CDT
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(Newser) – One of the moments getting the most attention from President Trump's press conference with French President Emmanuel Macron Tuesday had to do with ... dandruff. "We have a very special relationship, in fact I'll get that little piece of dandruff off," Trump said while learning over to brush something off Macron's suit. "We have to make him perfect—he is perfect." CBS News reports that Macron seemed at first "caught off guard," but then smiled and laughed. More details from the joint news conference, which took place during Macron's second day of meetings at the White House:

  • Another weird move: Live MSNBC footage caught Trump apparently attempting to hold the First Lady's hand, and Melania Trump apparently not being into it at all. People calls the whole thing "awkward" and rounds up amused Twitter reactions, while Elle says it's "absolute agony" to watch and rounds up images of Trump's other awkward hand-holding encounters. Cosmopolitan calls it "without a doubt the most uncomfortable Donald/Melania hand-holding moment of all time," noting it took Trump 13 seconds before finally managing to grasp his wife's hand in his, and the Cut reminisces about the other times Trump has failed at holding hands with his wife.
  • Hand-holding success: Trump had more success grabbing—and holding onto—Macron's hand, but that moment was also widely hailed as awkward, People reports, rounding up reactions.

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