Did Trump really favor Macron in France?

Trump appears to push aside Montenegro PM at North Atlantic Treaty Organisation photocallTrump's distinctive handshake has been the source of much mirth on the internet as he meets world leaders in the first year of his presidency.

President Donald Trump congratulated newly-elected French president Emmanuel Macron, and in a brief photo-op at the U.S. embassy in Brussels remarked on Macron's "tremendous victory".

IT SEEMS US President Donald Trump is siding with the victor of the French election, at least now that he has won. The ambassador, whose previous post was as France's ambassador to the United Nations, allowed that he had just sent a memo to Macron advising him on how to handle the American president during their first meeting at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on Thursday.

In the video, which was initially shared by Macron himself on Twitter, the French president can be seen walking up the red carpet at the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels toward a group of world leaders.

U.S. President Donald Trump shakes has with French President Emmanuel Macron at the top of a meeting at the U.S. ambassador's residence in Brussels, Thursday, May 25, 2017.

With images of First Lady Melania appearing to brush him off as he tried to hold her hand at an airport in Tel Aviv fresh in the memory, Trump locked palms with French President Emmanuel Macron - for a really long time. World leaders, including French President Emmanu. "You were my guy" he told Macron today, French officials say. Finally, the second time, Mr. Trump withdrew and Mr. Macron let him go, "said the New York Times correspondent".

This was an important moment for Macron, who during his campaign took a decisive stance against Trump's dismissive attitude toward climate change by inviting American scientists to France.

Macron later wrote on Twitter that his first encounter with Trump had been "constructive and direct".

So frequently is President Trump pictured turning an innocuous gesture of camaraderie into a grand display of machismo and oneupmanship that his handshakes have become notorious.

Trump was obviously pissed, but Macron continued shaking the hands of the other delegates behind Trump.

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