“Each president gripped the other’s hand with considerable intensity, their knuckles turning white and their jaws clenching and faces tightening.”
Philip Rucker, a reporter for the Washington Post, was in the room for the now somewhat infamous handshake between French President Emmanuel Macron and US President Donald Trump at last week’s NATO meeting in Brussels. The sentence at the top of this post is how Rucker described that handshake.
I suppose it could have been worse. Instead of competing with an intense handshake, these two world leaders could have had an actual pissing contest!
This is my entry into today’s “One-Liner Wednesday” prompt from Linda G. Hill. Thanks Linda.