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Donald Trump Acts Like a Petulant Child and Refuses to Shake Angela Merkel’s Hand

Posted by on Mar. 18, 2017 at 12:50 PM
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Donald Trump Acts Like a Petulant Child and Refuses to Shake Angela Merkel’s Hand

As J.K. Rowling captioned the moment, 'Mommy was mean to me and I don't wanna hold her hand no more.'

Donald Trump Acts Like a Petulant Child and Refuses to Shake Angela Merkel’s Hand

When Donald Trump met Angela Merkel at the White House, there was an awkward exchange noted by everyone, and that was Trump’s refusal to shake the German chancellor’s hand, a snub for all the world to see:

The exchange, according to BuzzFeed‘s David Mack, went like this:

Photographers: Can we get a handshake?
Merkel (to Trump): Do you want to have a handshake?
Trump: *no response*
Merkel: *makes awkward face*

The Guardian interpreted Trump’s expression, as a “half-smile, half-grimace.” Anyone who does not see the petulant child either has no children or no experience of them.

Salon’s Amanda Marcotte observed,

“Standing near Merkel must be Clinton-level uncomfortable for Trump. All that time around a smart, capable woman, when he has neither virtue.”

After all, as former Jimmy Kimmel writer Rick Rosner quipped, “Angela Merkel has a PhD in quantum chemistry. Donald Trump misspelled ‘tap.'”

For her part, Merkel was likely amused. She’s dealt with would-be tough guys all her political life and Trump is no tough guy. He just plays one in the reality show called The Trump Administration.

Author and world-class Trump critic J.K. Rowling led the charge, tweeting,

'Mommy was mean to me and I don't wanna hold her hand no more.'

More critically, Merkel has stood up to his buddy, the guy who helped make him president, Vladimir Putin.

George Takei identified a trend in Trump’s behavior: “Yesterday Sean Spicer accused UK of spying on Trump. Today Trump refused to shake Angela Merkel’s hand. This is how they treat our friends.”

And that is certainly a worrisome trend. Evan McMullin pointed to an important consideration, something Trump might actually want to think about if he ever bothers thinking:

Not a good look when the president won't shake the hand of the leader of a critical defense ally and our largest European trading partner. https://twitter.com/TIME/status/842805561200693248 

Pointing to an analysis of a body language expert, Joy Reid laid down the final verdict on this historic meeting, one I suspect future historians will affirm:

"There is no question who the leader of the free world is there, and it's not Donald Trump." http://www.attn.com/stories/15733/trump-didnt-shake-angela-merkels-hand?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=direct-share&utm_campaign=shares 

Yes, our president is a petulant child. Never forget – you can be sure Trump hasn’t – that Angela Merkel publicly repudiated Donald Trump’s executive order, saying,

“The necessary and decisive fight against terrorism does not justify a general suspicion against people of a certain belief.”

Trump’s EO’s are exactly that, directed, as every judge who has ruled against it has noted, directed at the Muslim community.

Oliver Willis gives us a look at happier times, at what Germany and America’s relationship is supposed to be:

BREAKING: Exclusive look at Angela Merkel's mind while Trump was being a jackass

Trump’s refusal to shake Merkel’s hand was a snub, a message to her about who he thinks is in charge (it’s not him) and to his followers (who like him hate strong women) and to Vladimir Putin, showing the Russian strongman where his true loyalties lay.

Donald Trump, still at 0 days without being a national embarrassment.

by on Mar. 18, 2017 at 12:50 PM
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BmoreOrioles
by Silver Member on Mar. 19, 2017 at 4:07 PM
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A man is supposed to wait for a woman to extend her hand, first, for a hand shake. Maybe, Merkel did not want to shake Trump's hand.

The Obamas did not want to have their picture taken with the Trumps; were they acting like petulent children?

Carpy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 19, 2017 at 4:41 PM
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He shook her hand.
Carpy
by Ruby Member on Mar. 19, 2017 at 4:44 PM
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Pema_Jampa
by Emerald Member on Mar. 19, 2017 at 5:54 PM
You did not watch the video. She directly asks him if he would like a picture of them shaking hands while they were sitting. He ignores the question like a child. So weird.

Quoting BmoreOrioles:

A man is supposed to wait for a woman to extend her hand, first, for a hand shake. Maybe, Merkel did not want to shake Trump's hand.

The Obamas did not want to have their picture taken with the Trumps; were they acting like petulent children?

sillygirl83
by Silver Member on Mar. 19, 2017 at 6:15 PM
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It appears that that is indeed a handshake.

Quoting Carpy:

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sillygirl83
by Silver Member on Mar. 19, 2017 at 6:17 PM
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You mean President Trump was following etiquette. Shame on him.

Quoting BmoreOrioles:

A man is supposed to wait for a woman to extend her hand, first, for a hand shake. Maybe, Merkel did not want to shake Trump's hand.

The Obamas did not want to have their picture taken with the Trumps; were they acting like petulent children?

BmoreOrioles
by Silver Member on Mar. 20, 2017 at 2:39 PM
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Quoting sillygirl83: It appears that that is indeed a handshake.
Quoting Carpy:

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I am waiting for the Liberals to say that Trump went to grab Merkel's p*ssy, and she grabbed his hand to stop him!!!! LOL!! 

sillygirl83
by Silver Member on Mar. 20, 2017 at 2:55 PM
No accusation coming out of a liberal's mouth would surprise me at this point. They are so petty.

Quoting BmoreOrioles:

Quoting sillygirl83: It appears that that is indeed a handshake.

Quoting Carpy:

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I am waiting for the Liberals to say that Trump went to grab Merkel's p*ssy, and she grabbed his hand to stop him!!!! LOL!! 

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