A Non-Handshake Seen 'Round the World...
In March 2017, Donald Trump seemed to repeatedly ignore requests to shake the hand of Angela Merkel. The occasion was their first official meeting as world leaders... so his refusal was a political "eff you."
After ignoring requests to shake Angela Merkel's hand, Donald Trump requested of the media, "Send a good picture back to Germany, please. Make sure."
The Trump Merkel handshake incident took place in the context of disagreements over trade. Merkel favors so-called "free trade" while Trump has protectionist plans.