EventsEventsPodcasts
Loader

Find Us

ADVERTISEMENT

Watch: Donald Trump has an awkward handshake moment in Manila

Watch: Donald Trump has an awkward handshake moment in Manila
Copyright 
By Euronews
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button
Copy/paste the article video embed link below:Copy to clipboardCopied

The US President was taking part in the opening ceremony of the ASEAN Summit in Manila, Philippines

ADVERTISEMENT

Known for his long and sometimes awkward handshakes, US President Donald Trump appeared slightly uncomfortable when performing the customary ASEAN handshake.

During his visit to Manila, Philippines, Trump attended the opening ceremonies of the Association for Southeast Asian Nations.

Standing centre stage, the US President was directed to join the handshake, where leaders draw their right arm over their left to shake hands with those positioned on either side.

After some confusion and reaching for Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phu and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte with the wrong hands, he corrected himself and managed to do the traditional salute.

The brief disruption prompted smiles across the room, including from the US President himself who let out a wide grin after the mess-up.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Trump meets and tweets (insults) ahead of ASEAN

Duterte claims he killed as a teenager

Teen slain in Philippines' drug war