Trump’s Grab­bing Hands

India Today - - UPFRONT -

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.

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