“The View” Reacts: Donald Trump Ignores Angela Merkel’s Handshake Request
On Monday’s “The View,” the co-hosts reacted to Donald Trump ignoring a handshake request from Angela Merkel. Check out the video below.
As Gossip Cop reported, Trump and Merkel had a joint press conference at the White House last Friday. Prior to the media briefing, the two posed together for photographers. But when the cameramen requested they shake hands and Merkel asked Trump to do a handshake, he ignored her. The president was subsequently mocked online, and accused of being rude and immature.
Now on the ABC talk show, they showed video of the infamous moment, as well as a clip of Merkel’s reaction during the presser when Trump joked about them both being wiretapped. Joy Behar cracked afterward, “She’s thinking in her head, ‘This guy’s got nuclear codes.’ And he’s thinking, ‘She’s not even a three.'”
Whoopi Goldberg noted that Sean Spicer gave the excuse that Trump “could not hear” Merkel’s request, and she thought “that may be correct.” That said, she pointed out that such handshakes are traditional in those photo-ops. “You know they expect you to do the thing,” she exclaimed.
Jedediah Bila agreed, saying, “There’s a precedent.” She went on to say that it’s fine for Trump and Merkel to have differences behind closed doors, but “he’s letting those differences leave that room” and “you can’t do that.” She added, “This just doesn’t look good,” and called his diplomacy “scary.”
Sara Haines also commented, “He also just continues to tick off every ally we have… We don’t have friends to lose right now. We’re not that cool.” Watch below.