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What The Hell Is Up With The Way Trump Shakes Hands? Stop Already (VIDEOS/IMAGES)

If you haven’t noticed, the way Donald Trump shakes hands with people is really, really bizarre. It’s not so much a shake as it is a tug, and sometimes he throws in a pat for good measure. It’s weird and it needs to stop.

Let’s take a look at a few examples of this weird Trump greeting.

First, his SCOTUS nominee Neil Gorsuch:


British PM Theresa May:

Japanese PM Shinzō Abe:


If you didn’t notice, that lasted 19 seconds.

Here’s Trump with Prime Minister Abe again:

Now, while these are just a few examples. Notice, how Trump grabs hands. He seems to make sure, especially with the men, that he grabs them, pulls them forward and shows some form of dominance. At times even yanking them.

Look at some of these images:

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 31: U.S. President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with Judge Neil Gorsuch  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 09: U.S. President Donald Trump (2nd R) reaches to shake the hand of Jeff Sessions (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 22: U.S. President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

BEDMINSTER TOWNSHIP, NJ – NOVEMBER 19: (L to R) President-elect Donald Trump shakes hands with Michelle Rhee (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 01: US President Donald J. Trump (R) shakes hands with Rex Tillerson (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

HEMPSTEAD, NY – SEPTEMBER 26: (L-R) Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton shake hands after the Presidential Debate (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – FEBRUARY 10: U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe shake hands  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

And what’s with the shoulder grab?:

FAYETTEVILLE, NC – DECEMBER 06: President-elect Donald Trump shakes the hand of retired U.S. Marine General James Mattis (Photo by Sara D. Davis/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: US President Barack Obama shake hands with President-elect Donald Trump during the Presidential Inauguration (Photo by Saul Loeb – Pool/Getty Images)

Is it because he needs to overcompensate for insecurity? Maybe. Is it because he needs the visual to look like he’s the guy in charge? Maybe. Is it because he was never taught how to properly shake hands? Maybe. In fact, maybe it’s all of the above. However, what we do know is that it’s weird and awkward and someone should tell him to stop.

Featured Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images