During a photo shoot Donald Trump did for TIME over the summer, it took a while for the bald eagle he hoisted on his hand to warm up to him.
As The Donald placed his hand down near him, the eagle, named Uncle Sam, lunged after the tycoon while flapping its wings frantically, causing him to gasp and cower away.
At another point in the photo shoot, Uncle Sam shook his feathers vociferously, slapping Trump upside the head in the process.
Trump eventually got it together, triumphantly posing with the bird on his left hand.
File this one under the growing list of Trump classics.