Like Trump with Putin, there’s some strange behavior going on, but we’ll be glad when Macron goes home to his transit strike. The real test of this partnership will be if Trump tries to blow up the Iran nuclear deal.
The answer, said David Givens, director of the Center for Nonverbal Studies, is a little of both.
“It’s more of a playful dominance,” Givens said. “The romance is there, and they’re just kind of fooling around, but it’s real.”
Their relationship began in May with a white-knuckled, jaw-clenching, six-Mississippi handshake in Brussels. In an interview with the Journal du Dimanche at the time, Macron described the physical standoff as “a moment of truth” and “not innocent.”
The same is true in reverse — a palm-up handshake (or the “lower-hand”) communicates submissiveness, which “can be effective if you want to give the other person control or allow him to feel that he is in charge of the situation. www.google.com/…
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"We all know Trump is not the sentimental type, but Macron made him feel a way he's never felt before: human."
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