Emmanuel Macron appears to swerve Trump's handshake at NATO to hug Angela Merkel instead
Social media was abuzz on Thursday after another video emerged of an awkward moment surrounding President Trump's body language at a NATO summit in Brussels.
After a video of Trump appearing to push past another European leader to get a prominent position at the NATO gathering went viral, another clip surfaced that seemed to show France's newly elected president, Emmanuel Macron, dodging his U.S. counterpart's handshake attempt.
In the 1-minute clip, Macron is seen walking up a blue carpet to a group of world leaders, including Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany. At first, the French leader appears to be making a move for Trump, whose hands are outstretched in a way that suggests a warm welcome.
But, at the last moment, Macron makes a beeline for Merkel instead, then shaking hands with a few other world leaders before partaking in another socially scrutinized handshake-off with the U.S. president.
The French president shared a video of the encounter on his Twitter account Thursday.
Though it is unclear as to whether or not Macron's swerve was deliberate, the moment arrives after another buzzed-about, rather fierce handshake between the two earlier this week.
Macron's post has since gone viral, with many of his followers seeming to appreciate his apparent snub towards Trump: