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Trump Had The Most Awkward Handshake Ever (Believe Me) And The Photos Are Amazing

The epitome of "shook."

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Let's backtrack. President Trump, aka handshaker in chief, was in the Philippines Monday for the Association for Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) conference, capping off his 13-day tour of Asia. After a group photo, the announcer said it was time for the group of international leaders to take part in the “traditional” ASEAN handshake, where you cross your arms in front of you and then shake the hands of the people standing next to you.


Well, Trump was a bit confused and befuddled at first and apparently had a “false start," according to the pool report. But he then he figured it out and put on a big smile.

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People obviously had questions.


And thought it was truly a work of theatrical genius.

This is what peak performance looks like

Or could be.

good luck to whoever has three weeks to get this regional production of Mamma Mia! into shape


Brianna Sacks is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in Los Angeles.

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