Trump Has Met His Match When It Comes to Bizarre Handshakes (Video)

“Each president gripped the other’s hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching,” reporter tweets

President Trump has a long history of bizarre handshakes but French President Emmanuel Macron might have him beat. Macron may have out-Trumped his American counterpart during a Thursday meeting in Brussels.

“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,” Washington Post reporter Phillip Rucker, who was in the room, wrote.

Trump is known for his extended handshakes with former F.B.I. Director James Comey and a variety of world leaders, include Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. CNN’s Jeanne Moos coined Trump’s typical move as the “grab and yank,” but Macron was the one who wouldn’t let go when the leaders met before the NATO summit.

Rucker sent a follow-up tweet, “Trump tried twice to release and Macron held on tight.”

Check out some of the Twitter reaction to the odd handshake:

Earlier this year, Trump inspired a fourth-degree black belt to put out a video that teaches you how to turn the handshake into a goose neck wrist-lock. Robin Gieseler of the Gracie Academy of Jiu-Jitsu assured the Secret Service that if he and Trump ever cross paths he “probably won’t wrist-lock the President.”

Check out the video above.