Fans Mistake Donald Trump’s ‘Weird Handshake’ with the Queen for a Fist Bump In a New Photo
Donald Trump has recently caused quite a stir online after meeting Queen Elizabeth and all because, in one photo, he seems to be fist bumping the monarch.
On Monday, June 3, 2019, the United States President, who was accompanied by his wife Melania Trump, was welcomed by Queen Elizabeth outside Buckingham Palace.
While greeting the 93-year-old, the American leader took her hand to shake it but, from a very specific angle, it really looked like they were fist bumping each other.
Wait a second...— Matt (@ChelseaCF7) June 3, 2019
Did the Queen and Trump just fist bump?
THE REASON BEHIND THE ODD HANDSHAKE
In reality, Trump tried to shake Queen Elizabeth's hand but, since the monarch usually only offers her fingertips, he failed to properly grasp her hand.
According to Judi James, a body language expert, Trump, who is quite known for his extremely long handshakes, just couldn't find a better way to shake her hand and that his "huge hands" didn't help either.
THE MONARCH WAS IN GOOD SPIRITS
James described the situation as "hilarious" considering the different hand sizes but the monarch didn't seem to mind the awkward handshake as she seemed quite happy and was even chuckling at the time.
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The Queen, President Trump and the First Lady viewed a display of items from the Royal Collection illustrating the enduring relationship between the US and the UK. The items included photographs and documents from King George VI and Queen Elizabeth’s visit to the US in 1939, where they were entertained by President Roosevelt in Washington and New York for three days. The display also explored King George VI’s relationship with Winston Churchill and Dwight Eisenhower during the Second World War, particularly in the days leading up to and following the D-Day landings. Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2019
Fortunately, Queen Elizabeth was spared from having to withstand the American leader's odd handshake, but the fist bumping photo was enough to have people rush to social media to share their incredulity.
ALLEGEDLY SLEEPING ON THE JOB
While sitting between Her Majesty and Camilla Parker-Bowles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the U.S. President was caught several times nodding off, leading fellow Americans to call him a "total embarrassment to our country and the world."
The President of the United States, Donald Trump, falling asleep as Her Majesty The Queen delivers her State banquet speech...pic.twitter.com/EdXh15XMre— Benjamin Wareing (@BenjaminWareing) June 3, 2019
So far, it is impossible to say whether Trump was actually sleeping or just closing his eyes while focusing on Queen Elizabeth's speech, but it certainly didn't please the Royal Family's loyal fans.