Monday 25 September 2017

Watch: More handshake controversy for Donald Trump as he is 'snubbed' by wife of Polish president

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he gives a public speech at Krasinski Square in Warsaw, Poland July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he gives a public speech at Krasinski Square in Warsaw, Poland July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel
U.S. First Lady Melania Trump, Polish President Andrzej Duda and Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda listen to U.S. President Donald Trump's public speech at Krasinski Square, in Warsaw, Poland July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Claire Fox

President Donald Trump was apparently by Polish First Lady, Agata Kornhauser-Duda when he attempted to give her a handshake on his state visit to Poland today.

Trump and his wife Melania were greeted by Polish President Andrzej Duda and his wife Agata Kornhauser-Duda during an event in Warsaw, on the first day of Trump's European tour. 

Having shook the hand of the Polish President, Mr Trump moved towards greeting the Polish First Lady with a handshake but instead of receiving his handshake she moved past him to welcome his wife first.

Mr Trump appears somewhat disgruntled by the snub, which was caught on camera and has since been viewed extensively online.

It is not clear if Ms Kornhauser-Duda planned to shake his hand after greeting Melania but Trump walks away waving at the crowd to take his seat place at the event shortly after.

Much has been made about Trump's handshake etiquette during his meetings with foreign leaders and it's not the first time he has been embroiled in handshake controversy.

During his first meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in May, commentators said that Mr Macron crushed Mr Trump's hand and won the first handshake battle that occurred between the pair.

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