When you think things can’t get any worse.
59 seconds is just humble of one minute, but if you’re spending those fifty-nine seconds in a photo op with President Donald Trump, they could seem infinite.
At the White House on Friday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel had the misfortune of learning this first hand, and as a result, we now have a video that could easily win an award for the most uncomfortable interaction in history.
Trump entraps his guests in one of his infamously embarrassing, ridiculously lingering handshakes … but Merkel was in for something far, far worse.
Merkel: “Do you want to have a handshake?”
Trump: [crickets. scene.] pic.twitter.com/LLFxuyGDY0
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) March 17, 2017