Leaders' Handshake Leads to Viral Trump Images

ASEAN greeting trips up the president, briefly
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 13, 2017 9:50 AM CST
Trump Has Another Handshake Moment
President Trump reacts as he does the "ASEAN-way handshake" with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President Trump is known for his memorable handshakes, and photos circulating from the ASEAN summit are only adding to the reputation. It seems the president got a little crossed up doing the signature ASEAN handshake among world leaders gathered on the Philippines stage. As NPR notes, if you watch video of the good-natured incident, it's not so bad. But still images capturing Trump's facial expressions have become a smash hit (see them in the photo gallery).

One image in particular tweeted by New York Times photographer Doug Mills was going viral, reports the Washington Post, which notes that it might be "revenge" of sorts for Mills, who'd been complaining about paltry access granted to photographers during the Trump trip. Mills wasn't the only pool photographer to publish the awkward images, and the Post suggests that Trump's defenders, perhaps even Trump himself, will point to it as an example of biased coverage. (More President Trump stories.)

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