Trump’s Embarrassing Handshake With Japan’s Prime Minister Is A Cringe-Inducing Nightmare (VIDEO)

In what could be an on-going series documenting all the ways Trump fails at even the basics of being a normal, social human being, Trump turned a routine photo op with the Prime Minister of Japan into the cringe-inducing stuff of nightmares.

First the handshake.

Trump, presumably using his grip to signal power, awkwardly clasps Prime Minister Shinzō Abe hand at a weird, uncomfortable angle. Like seriously what is this?


Then Trump, picking up at Abe starting to uncomfortably laugh, asks him to clarify what the photographers were saying. Abe then has to explain how a photo op works. The Prime Minister of another country had to act as Trump’s aide and explain the basics of this routine event. Abe tells him they need different shots, including one of the two looking at each other.


Trump then over compensates, grinning and tilting his head in every direction – like an alien trying to figure out how to appear human having only read about the species in textbooks.

And naturally, Trump ends the exchange by commenting on Abe’s “strong hands” to once again remind us that he is obsessed with handshakes even if he, himself, isn’t very good at them.

For comparison, here is how a normal human being – in this case former President Obama – shook hands with the exact same Prime Minister of Japan. Notice the lack of weird grasping?

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 28: (AFP OUT) U.S. President Barack Obama (R) and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) shake hands during a bilateral meeting in the Oval Office at the White House April 28, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Japanese Prime Minister and his wife are on an official visit to Washington. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Um, what is wrong with Trump?

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