Obama And Castro Share An Awkward Handshake In Cuba After Historic Meeting
In the moments after the end of a historic press conference held by President Obama and President Castro in Havana, Cuba, what began as a regular handshake morphed into ... something else. The Cuban leader raised Obama's limp arm above his head and held it there for a few seconds.
The move most closely resembled a wrestling referee announcing the winner of a wrestling match. Only way more awkward.
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Castro grabs Obama's limp wrist, hoists his hand into the air like the winner of a prize fight. Most awkward POTUS scene I can ever recall.— Tim Alberta (@TimAlberta) March 21, 2016
Raul Castro lifting Obama’s arm up, limply, was really awkward— Sam Stein (@samstein) March 21, 2016
Obama, Raul Castro Have Historically Awkward Handshake; Stunned I Haven't Done This One Yet:https://t.co/CBn2QIMRae pic.twitter.com/vhJK4mRWBc— Gavon Laessig (@gavonl) March 21, 2016