U S President Donald Trump made a show of flicking dandruff from the suit collar of visiting French President Emmanuel Macron, saying it was a sign of the two leaders’ “very special relationship.”
According to a AFP news report, Trump made the surprise gesture as Macron, the first foreign leader to be honored with a state visit in Washington since Trump took office 15 months ago, stood at his side for a photo opportunity in the White House’s Oval Office.
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“We have a very special relationship, in fact, I’ll get that little piece of dandruff off… We have to make him perfect, he is perfect,” Trump said to a laughing Macron.
In the first state visit to Washington of the Trump era, French President Emmanuel Macron witnessed Trump’s new move to greet world leaders.
During a press interaction, Trump jocularly brushed away what he said was a “little piece” of dandruff from “perfect” Macron’s shoulders to “make him perfect”.
“They’re all saying what a great relationship we have, and they’re actually correct,” Trump gushed to the camera as the two leaders posed for photos.
“It’s not fake news. Finally, it’s not fake news. It’s a great honor, a great honor that you’re here, in fact I’ll get that little piece of dandruff, that little piece …” Trump said.