People Are Laughing Over The Japanese Prime Minister’s Face After A "Weird" Handshake With Trump

His face just says it all.

1. President Trump welcomed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to the White House Friday and they posed for a photo op. Trump shook Abe’s hand, and the handshake went on for a realllly long time.

2. At one point, Trump kind of pulled on Abe?

3. When Trump let him go, Abe’s face said it all.

4. Is that an eyeroll we see?

5. People immediately commented on the moment.

6. They said the reaction said it all.

Reaction from Japanese PM Abe after what looked like quite the long, firm handshake from Pres. Trump.

— Micah Grimes (@MicahGrimes)

7. And deemed it a “look of relief.”

There was a look of relief that crossed PM Abe's face after Trump let his hand go. https://t.co/RYOmw528cl

— A Little Royal (@alittlebitroyal)

8. Or an eyeroll.

First Gorsuch, now Shinzo Abe. Trump w clenched teeth forcefully yanking Abe's arm during 'handshake' photo op. Then Abe turns away w an 🙄

— Jus'Curious (@juskurius)

9. “I felt sorry for the Japanese leader. During their handshake, he tried to get his hand back, but Trump was having a love affair with it,” one person said.

I felt sorry for the Japanese leader. During their handshake, he tried to get his hand back, but Trump was having a love affair with it.

— Jbirdy (@chicfire45)

10. One person said that the handshake’s pulling action seems a little “unnerving.”

Trump needs to moderate his handshake, that pulling action must be unnerving for others. https://t.co/8KaZM67yDz

— Monica Olsson (@MonicaOlsson13)

11. Others just made jokes.

[Trump and Abe hold hands for 19 seconds] Trump: “Strong hands.” [golf swing]

— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy)

too easy Curb Your Abethusiam

— The Gregory Brothers (@gregorybrothers)

13.

Abe: Ok, you can let go now Trump: I own Japan now. Abe: That's not how this works Trump: I'm sorry I dont understa… https://t.co/Vnz98ZZlfB

— Efren (@GsanchezEfren)

14. But Trump seemed to enjoy the moment, and even complimented Abe’s “strong handshake.”

Trump complimented the Japanese Prime minster's strong handshake, per pool.

— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo)

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