The President of France Emmanuel macron believes that a strong handshake showed the American President Donald Trump that France is not willing to make any concessions. He told this in an interview with Journal du Dimanche reports.
According to him, a greeting, trump recorded the moment of truth.
“Our handshake, it’s not just because it is not the alpha and omega of politics, it is a moment of truth. It was necessary to show that we don’t do small, even symbolic concessions,” said macron.
The leader of France said that Donald trump, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin “based on the logic of force,” while he was in favour of bilateral dialogue.
We will remind, in Brussels during a personal meeting with the us leader shook hands with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron. Trump is known for his firm handshake and unusual, forceful manner of his execution and the French President was obviously prepared for this meeting.
As noted by Reuters, the leaders of the “grabbed each other’s hands so tightly that their knuckles turned white, and his jaws seemed clenched”.
Accurate Exodus “protivostoyanie” remains unknown, but in the end, trump was the first to unclench his hand, and a macron for some more time holding her. The US President apparently appreciated the handshake French colleagues, since later again willingly held out his hand.