PARIS (AP) — President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron (eh-mahn-yoo-EHL’ mah-KROHN’) shared another lengthy handshake during the Bastille Day celebration, reprising their famous white-knuckle handshake showdown in May.
Trump and Macron shook hands as Trump departed a military parade, and they continued clasping hands as they walked along the parade route. Trump patted Macron’s hand and they jerked their hands back and forth in an arm wrestling motion.
Trump then shook hands with Macron’s wife, Brigitte, as he continued to shake hands with the French president.
At a NATO summit in Brussels in May, Trump and Macron locked hands for so long that their knuckles started turning white.
Macron later called that handshake a “moment of truth” to show he’s not a pushover.