Here at Paste, we like to think we are connoisseurs of the bizarre genre we call “TrumpShakes.” Last week, we showed you how Japanese PM Shinzo Abe succumbed to the president’s classic grip-and-yank-to-show-domination finisher move, along with some damaging squeeze technique, but if you needed a reminder, check out the shake, followed by Abe’s reaction:
That was easily the most talked-about TrumpShake since he totally owned his own Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, with the same move:
Which brings us to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who visited the White House today. As he approached, Trump was ready with a wolfish grin and an outstretched hand, and Trudeau looked small and vulnerable—like prey.
Then, the Canadian shocked the world:
He started off brilliantly by closing the distance between himself and Trump, meaning that if the president tried to pull him forward, the two would collide—mutually assured destruction. Immediately, he took away his opponent’s greatest …