The Many Handshakes of President Donald Trump

President Donald Trump's sometimes unconventional way of shaking hands has often made the news. Here's a look at some of the most noteworthy of the president's embraces.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, center, reacts when he realizes he is incorrectly doing the "ASEAN-way handshake" with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right, on stage during the opening ceremony at the ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Trump is on a five-country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.
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U.S. President Donald Trump, center, reacts as he does the "ASEAN-way handshake" with Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on stage during the opening ceremony at the ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Manila, Philippines. Trump initially did the handshake incorrectly. Trump is on a five-country trip through Asia traveling to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam and the Philippines.
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President Donald Trump (L) and Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R) shake hands during a family photo ceremony at the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Da Nang, Vietnam, on Nov. 10, 2017.
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Then-vice president-elect Mike Pence and Republican president-elect Donald Trump shake hands during his election night event at the New York Hilton Midtown in the early morning hours of Nov. 9, 2016, after he declared victory. Trump appeared to pull Pence towards him as they clasped hands.
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Trump shakes hands with James Comey, then director of the FBI, during a reception with members of law enforcement in the Blue Room of the White House on Jan. 22, 2017. A friend of Comey's later wrote, after Comey was fired, that the FBI director sought to blend in with the drapes in the room to avoid being noticed.
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Trump pulls Judge Neil Gorsuch close in a handshake after nominating him to the Supreme Court during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House on Jan. 31, 2017.
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Oval Office of the White House, Feb. 10, 2017. The interaction made headlines because the photo-op handshake lasted about 18 seconds.
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Trump shakes hands with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada during a meeting in the Oval Office on Feb. 13, 2017. It was the first time the two leaders met at the White House.
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel meets with Trump in the Oval Office on March 17, 2017. The two leaders did not shake hands when the press arrived for the photo-op, contrary to typical custom, on Merkel's first visit to the U.S. under the Trump administration. The two leaders did shake hands earlier in the day.
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, May 25, 2017, in Brussels. Their grips were so strong Trump's knuckles turned white, and Macron later said he intended to show he wasn't a pushover, telling a French newspaper, "my handshake with him, it wasn't innocent. It is not the alpha and the omega of a policy but a moment of truth."
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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hugs Trump as Modi departs the White House on June 26, 2017. The folksy embrace has become a signature move for the Indian prime minister in greeting global leaders and celebrities alike.
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Trump shakes hand with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G-20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, Friday, July 7, 2017. It was their first meeting, and the internet took notice of Trump patting Putin's arm with his left hand.
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French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed First Lady Melania Trump while his wife, Brigitte, welcomes President Trump at Les Invalides museum in Paris Thursday, July 13, 2017.
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Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte Macron, while first lady Melania Trump looks on during France's annual Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees avenue in Paris on Friday, July 14, 2017.
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President Donald Trump shakes hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a meeting at the Palace Hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in New York.
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