President Donald Trump still won’t wear a mask in public, but he did take one conspicuous precaution when he recoiled from a handshake while disembarking from Marine One on his way to board Air Force One. On Saturday, Trump traveled to Cape Canaveral for the latest attempt at a joint Spacex Nasa launch, but it was the first leg of that trip that soared into the social media stratosphere when New York Times photographer Doug Mills snapped the exact moment that Trump recoiled from a proffered handshake.
.@realDonaldTrump reacts as he refuses a handshake as he steps off Marine One to board Air Force One at Joint Base Andrews for a trip to the Kennedy Space Center to view the lift off of SpaceX Demonstration Mission 2. pic.twitter.com/MKzs1YrdmQ
— Doug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) May 30, 2020
So NOT a hoax today
— Magdalena (@mags_iarba) May 30, 2020
Hydroxychloroquine doesn’t work on weekends?
— (((Howard Forman))) (@thehowie) May 30, 2020
*later on Twitter*
“Fake Photo! I did NOT refuse the Military Man’s handshake! He came up to me and said, ‘Sir, look how small my Hand is compared to yours! You have Very Big Hands, Sir. Also my 401K is up 50,000% thanks to you!’ The Big, Tough Military Man then started crying.”
— Trumpy Trumpy (parody) (@outofcontroljb) May 30, 2020
I’m old enough to remember the months of @FoxNews coverage when @BarackObama saluted while boarding with a coffee up & how damaging & disrespectful they claimed that was to the institution of the presidency.
— Eric Ortner (@eortner) May 30, 2020
you can watch the video: https://t.co/Q6VVzDKJyl
— Paula M (@PaulaKazimira) May 30, 2020
Oh? Mr. No mask wearing, I get tested every day and am always positively negatively negative, is afraid to shake hands? Lol!
— BxBkGirl 🌊🇺🇸🗽🌊 (@MariBXBKgirl) May 30, 2020
Here you go… pic.twitter.com/lrL5HzEEnZ
— Sally Baker McCarty (@sallybmccarty) May 30, 2020