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.
After meeting with Merkel and several German business leaders on Friday, as is customary with White House guests, Trump and the Chancellor posed for some photographs.
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