Group handshake briefly stumps Trump

Group handshake briefly stumps Trump
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President Trump on Monday attended the opening ceremony of the summit for the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in Manila, Philippines, where Trump initially struggled during a group photo with world leaders ahead of a one-on-one meeting with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte.

Trump and the other leaders entered the summit around 9:45 a.m. local time. Trump greeted Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau before the ceremony, according to the pool report.

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The world leaders then posed for a photo, with Trump standing next to Duterte.

Each leader placed his right hand over his left hand as part of the customary ASEAN handshake. Trump had a “false start” with the handshake before doing it properly, according to the pool report.

Photos of Trump doing the handshake quickly went viral.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In addition to Duterte, who has drawn global condemnation for his ongoing drug crackdown, Trump will hold meetings with Turnbull and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The ASEAN summit in Manila will be the cap-off to Trump's 13-day tour of Asia, which also saw him meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

--This report was updated on Nov. 13 at 7:14 a.m.