New York Post: Trump doesn’t shake hands with Merkel during photo op
President Trump did not extend his hand to shake German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s in a Friday Oval Office photo op, a courtesy he usually extends to foreign leaders visiting the white House.
Trump sat next to Merkel in front of a fireplace for the brief photo-op.
“Very good,” Trump said to assembled reporters when asked about what the two leaders discussed. “Lots of things.”
“Very good, thanks,” Merkel said in German.
But Trump hardly looked at Merkel and, when the photo op ended, didn’t move in for a handshake.
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WNU Editor: President Trump looked tired and focused elsewhere .... this is not the first time that I have seen him like this. At least he did not do what Russian President Putin once did when he met Merkel in Moscow .... Vladimir Putin: I didn't mean to scare Angela Merkel with my dog (CNN).