Polish President Andrzej Duda is starting to echo is recent visitor, President Donald Trump, in regards to the news media.
In a tweet on Thursday, Duda called outlets reporting on the apparent slight by his wife against Trump “fake news.”
“Contrary to some surprising reports my wife did shake hands with Mrs. and Mr. Trump after a great visit,” he wrote. “Let’s FIGHT FAKE NEWS.”
Contrary to some surprising reports my wife did shake hands with Mrs. and Mr. Trump @POTUS after a great visit. Let's FIGHT FAKE NEWS.
— Andrzej Duda (@AndrzejDuda) July 6, 2017
A video, showing what many interpreted as a snub by Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda, went viral on Thursday. While Trump sticks out his hand to shake her’s, she walks right by him, shaking hands with a surprised-looking First Lady Melania instead.
But the clip is only part of the whole story. A full clip shows that as soon as Kornhauser-Duda shook Melania’s hand, she went back and shook the president’s.
The longer video didn’t stop Twitter from continuing to have fun with the shorter one.
It’s also part of a longer trend of uncomfortable Trump handshakes. He’s been a part of some high-profile ones with members of his own cabinet, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson.
President Trump stopped through Warsaw, Poland on his way to the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany.