First Lady of Poland Bypasses Trump's First Handshake Attempt
Agata Kornhauser-Duda walks by President Trump's outstretched hand to greet Melania Trump in what some see as a snub.
Donald Trump has had his fair share of awkward handshakes since he's become president, and his trip to Poland added a new video clip to the mix. Poland's first lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda either intentionally or accidentally avoided shaking the president's hand Thursday while at a ceremony.
Trump's trip to Poland is going well. pic.twitter.com/ykWMlKEuwu— Andy Ha (@_AndyHa) July 6, 2017
Trump shook President Andrzej Duda's hand onstage before putting out his hand to shake Kornhauser-Duda's hand. Instead, she walked by President Trump's hand and reached out to warmly greet Melania Trump. Poland's first lady then turned back to President Trump to shake his hand.
There were multiple interpretations of the interaction on Twitter. Some saw Kornhauser-Duda walking by President Trump as an intentional snub meant to insult him, either by ignoring his hand or by choosing to place more importance on Melania Trump than him. Others saw it as one first lady purposefully greeting a fellow first lady, while some thought Kornhauser-Duda simply didn't see Trump's hand.