The Video Of Trump Shaking Marco Rubio's Hand Even Left Twitter Saying "Ow"


Following Irma's blow to south Florida, Donald Trump was brought face to face with one of his biggest rivals from the 2016 presidential campaign. The resulting interaction was so painfully awkward that the brief, nearly missable moment had Twitter cringing hard. Enjoy these hilarious reactions to Donald Trump and Marco Rubio's uncomfortable handshake.

Trump was in Florida to visit Naples and Fort Myers, two of the communities affected by Hurricane Irma earlier this week. From an airport hangar, one of his favorite places to hold events, Trump gave the speech with Rubio standing in the background (also something that many social media users picked up on). Trump mentioned Rubio in his speech and pulled him forward to shake his hand, but ended up making something more like a horizontal slashing moment. To his credit, Rubio managed not to look too shaken up on camera by keeping his eyes toward the ground.

So far, the Florida swing hasn't been as PR-nightmarish as Trump's first trip to Texas late last month to visit Hurricane Harvey. Though the White House claimed that Trump had witnessed the damage firsthand, reporters on the same trip stated that they would not characterize what they saw as firsthand damage. However, this handshake thing is just getting started and you know how much people like to make fun of Trump for his hands — this meme could end up defining his entire trip to Florida.

Oh You Thought This Was Gonna Be A Normal Handshake? PSYCH

Comfortably Smug on Twitter

Hello, Darkness, My Old Friend

Chris Cillizza on Twitter

The Real Reason For His Trip, Exposed

Tony Perez on Twitter

Seriously, Though, You Don't Know What Trump Has Grabbed Recently

Caleb Martin on Twitter

In Case You Want To Plan For The Future...

Ken Tindell on Twitter

Me, If I Ever Meet Trump

Tim Brannigan on Twitter

Also Me, When I Spend Too Much Money Out

Monica Guerra on Twitter

It Has Its Own Nickname Actually

Sherwin A Kahn, DC on Twitter

Poor Little Marco :(

David Rutz on Twitter

Sadly, This Is A Parody Account

Rex Tilllerson on Twitter

Trump Really Does Know How To Put Someone In Their Place (Re: Sean Spicer)

Comfortably Smug on Twitter

Sometimes the silliest things become the most fixated upon in Internetland, but this was just too good to pass up. Trump's handshakes are usually weird, but this took it to a hilarious new level.