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Things Get Intense When Trump Meets New French President

It seems that every time President Donald Trump meets a new world leader, the media can’t help but take notice of his trademark handshake – Thursday was no different.

Trump met new French President Emmanuel Macron in Brussels, Belgium, ahead of a NATO summit. Without saying a word, the two men made headlines with a handshake. Trump’s grip is known for being incredibly firm and the president tends not to let go until he feels like it. Many believe it is a classic power move.

For his first meeting with Trump though, it seems that Macron was prepared.

The handshake was called “intense.” White House pool reporter Philip Rucker saw the interaction up close:

“They shook hands for an extended period of time. Each president gripped the other’s hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening.”

Rucker also described the exchange as a competition between “two alphas.”

That wasn’t the first handshake either. Hours later, Trump and Macron shook hands again, which was held for an incredibly long time. Trump seemed to have refused to let go until he made his presence known.