Sometime before Donald Trump selected “ dandruff ” off Emmanuel Macron ’ h shoulder and engaged in a strange handshake/cheek kiss moment with all the French president on Tuesday, Trump tried to hold his spouse Melania’ s hand.
The minute was not a smooth one, and MSNBC cameras picked up the awkward try in excruciating detail. Video displays Trump using a few fingers in order to initiate holding hands ― in order to no response. Then he tried once again with his pinky, which also didn’ t work. Then he put several fingers in Melania’ s hand, which finally resulted in what appeared as if two people mutually agreeing to join fingers.
The footage of Trump trying and eventually succeeding spread around the web quickly, with people focusing on the president’ s insistence despite his wife’ s seemingly unhelpful reaction.
“ The Daily Show” proceeded to go one step further, dubbing the minute with music from “ Teeth, ” which happens to sync upward pretty perfectly.
Though the leader and first lady seemed slower on the hand-holding uptake while inviting Macron and his wife, Brigitte, upon Tuesday, the Trumps were actually photographed multiple times holding hands throughout the French leader’ s visit.