Trump’s Grabbing Hands
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s relief when he finally disengaged his hand from Donald Trump’s unusually small orange mitts was so palpable, the video went viral last week. Shortly after, Trump welcomed Canadian premier
Justin Trudeau to the White House, leading to another meme. Trudeau stared blankly at Trump’s outstretched paw for a moment before surrendering to the inevitable. Trump pulls people with whom he’s shaking hands towards him, tugging them off balance. It’s an alpha male gesture, exuding power and confidence. Or it’s really weird. Take your pick.