French President Emmanuel Macron paid a visit to the White House on Tuesday. While there President Trump dusted dandruff off of the shoulder of Macron.
“We have a very special relationship, in fact I’ll get that little piece of dandruff off,” Trump stated while the two were posing for photos. “We have to make him perfect. He is perfect,” added Trump, flicking his fingers across Macron’s dark-suited shoulder.
Was there actually dandruff on Macron’s shoulder? Or was President Trump just trolling, something he absolutely loves to do?
Take a look.
“We do have a very special relationship,” President Trump says as he brushes off what he describes as “dandruff” from French President Macron’s shoulder. “We have to make him perfect. He is perfect.” pic.twitter.com/cXZx6dHnpB
— NBC News (@NBCNews) April 24, 2018
The moment resulted in an awkward chuckle from Macron, though it must be said he took the moment in stride.
The Twitter reactions were great:
Oh my gosh. Did Trump just flick dandruff off Macron’s suit?!? And announce it to the press corps?? What world are we in??? 😂😂😂😂
— Stacy Is Ready For 11/6/2018 🌊🌊🌊 (@myeucatastrophe) April 24, 2018
2017 power move: Dominate foreign leader with outrageous public handshake
2018 power move: Publicly comment on foreign leader’s possibly imaginary dandruff, wipe it off his shoulder
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) April 24, 2018
HOLY SHIT. TRUMP JUST SAID HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH MACRON IS SO GOOD THAT HE BRUSHED OFF DANDRUFF FROM HIS COAT IN FRONT OF THE CAMERAS. DIPLOMATIC POWER MOVE. pic.twitter.com/IIeNVCKLKS
— David Mack (@davidmackau) April 24, 2018
That’s gotta be the first time a prez has dusted off dandruff at a photo op w another foreign head of state.
— Anna Palmer (@apalmerdc) April 24, 2018
This was the first state visit of the Trump presidency. This is the second time the two leaders have met one on one. Macron stressed the important of this visit on Twitter:
Brigitte and I are thrilled and honored to be in Washington DC.
This State visit is very important for our people. pic.twitter.com/QDBhTzedB0
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) April 23, 2018
That’s not all. They also shared a very awkward handshake and a kiss.
Say what you want about these two, but their meetings are certainly entertaining.