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Watch: Donald Trump’s Macron power play

Watch: Donald Trump's Macron power play
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Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron have a history of trying to upstage each other on the world stage. When the pair met in Paris last year, they subjected each other to a half-a-minute long handshake, with both determined not to be the first to let go of each other's hand. At the Nato summit, Macron famously swerved as he was walking towards Trump in an apparent snub.

But with Trump now on home turf thanks to Macron visiting the President in the Oval Office just now, Trump appears to have finally got his revenge.

First, Trump 'helped' his French counterpart – by apparently brushing some dandruff off Macron's shoulder.

Trump brushes dandruff off Macron, calls him "perfect." 😳 pic.twitter.com/27CqbhbMKt

— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) April 24, 2018

Then Trump won in the handshake battle. The US President didn't let go of Macron's hand – meaning that Macron was photographed being led away hand-in-hand by Trump:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5FSA5ye1mk

No doubt the same people who criticised Theresa May for holding Trump's hand will speak up and let their concerns be known.

Written bySteerpike

Steerpike is The Spectator's gossip columnist, serving up the latest tittle tattle from London and beyond. Email tips to steerpike@spectator.co.uk.

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