North Korean media broadcast a classic, awkward Trump handshake

KCNA via BBC MonitoringNot quite!
  • Trump mixed up a salute and a handshake during the Singapore summit.
  • The scene made it to North Korean media, which generally showed him in a good light.

President Donald Trump’s handshake adventures have become a special feature of his diplomatic outings, and North Korean state TV broadcast an especially awkward one after the Singapore summit.

Over a typically ultra-emphatic North Korean narration and score, the country’s main state propaganda broadcaster showed scenes from Trump and Kim Jong Un’s meeting in Singapore, which generally showed Trump in a decent light.

But in one scene, as pointed out by BBC Monitoring on Twitter, Trump crosses up a salute with a handshake when meeting a North Korean military official.

As Trump goes down the line to meet North Korean officials, the first military uniform he meet wants to salute him, while Trump offers his hand. Mutual confusion ensues.

Check out the video below:

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