This Trump Handshake May Be His Most Ridiculous Yet

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PresidentDonald Trumpwas thrown off by a handshake intended to kick off an international conference in the Philippines on Monday. 

The Association of Southeast Asian Nations summit in Manila began with an opening ceremony and photo op of attending world leaders. The heads of state were invited on stage to participate in the conference’s traditional handshake, in which they cross their arms and join hands with the leaders next to them. 

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Here’s what it looked like when President Barack Obama attended the conference in Laos in 2016. 

Here’s how it went for Trump:

According to TheAssociated Press, “the announcer’s instructions briefly baffled Trump.” The photos below captured the confusion:

1. Philippines president <span>Rodrigo Duterte</span> motions for Trump to step forward.
1. Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte motions for Trump to step forward.
2. World leaders begin to take each other's hands. Trump turns to &amp;nbsp;Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
2. World leaders begin to take each other's hands. Trump turns to &nbsp;Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
3. Trump uses his right hand, instead of his&amp;nbsp;left, which is required for such a handshake. Phuc turns to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who also&amp;nbsp;offers the wrong hand.
3. Trump uses his right hand, instead of his&nbsp;left, which is required for such a handshake. Phuc turns to Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, who also&nbsp;offers the wrong hand.
4. Trump notices something is amiss.&amp;nbsp;Medvedev just sticks with it.
4. Trump notices something is amiss.&nbsp;Medvedev just sticks with it.
5. Trump begins switching his hands.
5. Trump begins switching his hands.
6. But the reach is a little far for him.
6. But the reach is a little far for him.
7. He gets there.
7. He gets there.
8. Though he appears to look a tad uncomfortable.
8. Though he appears to look a tad uncomfortable.
9.&amp;nbsp;More than a tad.
9.&nbsp;More than a tad.
10. There we go.
10. There we go.

Trump’sbizarre handshakes have made headlines since he was sworn into office, and even prompted world leaders to prepare for the peculiar greeting in advance. 

This article originally appeared on HuffPost.

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