US: The United States President Donald Trump took to praise French President Emmanuel Macron’s wife Brigitte Macron and said that she is in such good physical shape and beautiful.
Trump went on to say: “You’re in such good shape. She’s in such good physical shape. Beautiful.”
Earlier in the day, at the welcome ceremony in Paris, Trump and French first lady Brigitte Macron extended their hands to one another — fumbling to make contact for a handshake — before they embraced for a traditional kiss on the cheek. Afterward, they rejoined hands while they continued to talk.
It’s not the first awkward greeting between Trump and a Macron. In May, Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron shared a long, tense handshake during their first meeting in Brussels. The French leader later said his white-knuckled grip had a deeper meaning.
Macron further went on to say: “My handshake with him, it’s not innocent. It’s not the alpha and the omega of politics, but a moment of truth.”