French President Macron Swerves Trump For Angela Merkel And Is Our New Hero

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When you're faced with an orange-haired man-child who shakes people's hands with such force their knuckles start to turn white, what's the best way to greet them?

Not greeting them at all, of course.

France's newly elected young President Emmanuel Macron walked up the red carpet towards a group of Nato leaders yesterday and visibly swerved to avoid Donald Trump at the last second.

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It's a spectacularly not-so-subtle power play. Macron seemingly heads straight for the US president, walking directly in front of him, but then ducks to the right and shares a warm embrace with Angela Merkel, leaving Trump to lower his hands awkwardly.

What follows is an excruciating five seconds where he doesn't even immediately turn to Trump, two others are greeted before he finally turns to the president.

The incident come a day after Macron and Trump shared another power handshake at the pair's first face-to-face meeting in Brussels.

"Each president gripped the other's hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening," according to a report by a White House correspondent.

The snub could also be read as a show of support for Merkel, after Trump previously refused to shake her hand when they first met.

The best bit in all of this? Macron tweeted the video of himself, from his own account, to his 1.1 million followers.

We salute, good sir.

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