Donald Trump Appears to Ignore Angela Merkel’s Handshake Request During Awkward Photo Opp

President Trump on Friday appeared to ignore German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s proposal that they shake hands for photographers while meeting in the Oval Office.

As members of the press gathered to take photos and video of the two world leaders, Merkel could be heard leaning toward Trump and asking, “Do you want to have a handshake?”

Trump did not shake Merkel’s hand, in what some on social media characterized as a rejection of Merkel’s request. Trump continued to look straight at the cameras.

Watch the awkward moment in the video above.

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