President Donald Trump has gotten his own embarrassment.
A video footage has emerged that showed France’s newly elected president Emmanuel Macron dodging Trump at the NATO summit in Brussels.
In the clip, Macron met a group of leaders on a red carpet but did make a beeline for Trump. Trump had his hands outstretched expecting a warm welcome but got a swerve instead.
Macron moved past him and embraced German Chancellor Angela Merkel instead. He shook hands with other leaders before he met Trump
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) May 25, 2017
We are not sure if this is deliberate. The post is going viral:
The 'Macron swerve' – fakes out Trump and goes for Merkel. Clear reciprocity for the 'Montenegro shove'. https://t.co/xPd3tQd6X9
— W1Girl (@W1Girl) May 26, 2017
I'd like to see other world leaders follow Macron's example – walk towards Trump, body-swerve , greet someone else. He'd hate it.
— Joan Smith (@polblonde) May 25, 2017
I love that Macron has put the loud mouthed bully in his place a few times today, brilliant! https://t.co/OmliD1OsCK
— Tommy Maguire (@RationalPanic) May 25, 2017
OH. MY. GOD.
— Aaron Vallely (@Vallmeister) May 25, 2017
Trump has been faced with awkward moments since he started his first international trip. He had ignored Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s wave request, his wife Melania Trump had embarrassed him twice and Macron just gave him a swerve.