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02/10/2017 06:01 pm ET | Updated Feb 11, 2017

Does Donald Trump Know How To Shake Hands? An Investigation

The answer is definitive.

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Just doing our job.

The internet is on fire talking about a handshake. Specifically, a handshake between U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe. It’s a weird handshake that goes on far too long even for Abe’s liking. Seriously. 

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This raises an important question: Does Donald Trump know how to shake hands with a fellow human being? We decided to take a deep dive in and find out. What we found is that the president has a tendency to pull powerful men toward him in a way that jerks them forward. It’s, uh, kind of strange. Don’t believe us? Here’s some proof. 

Here he is doing it with former CNBC talk show host Donny Deutsch.

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And here he is doing it with former “Apprentice” winner Bill Rancic. Notice he won’t let Rancic win.

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Here, in a handshake with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, the forcefulness of both men leads to an awkward game of tug of war.

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Even Vice President Mike Pence is not immune to the Trump tug. 

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Nor is a very sad-looking Neil Gorsuch, Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. 

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When Mitt Romney shook Trump’s hand a few years back, he tried to fight the tug. And he failed. 

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Somewhat oddly, Shinzō Abe didn’t get the full tug on Friday.

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But he was clearly weirded out by the Trump handshake experience all the same.

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So, does Donald Trump know how to shake hands? We’re going to go with no. 

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