Here's a GIF of Xi and Trump Shaking Hands at Mar-a-Lago

By Bridget O'Donnell, April 7, 2017

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Xi Jinping and Donald Trump finally met for the first time today, in what may go down as a handshake for the ages.

Both Trump and Xi have had some rather notorious handshake moments.

Take Trump, for instance. When he's not ignoring world leaders who've seemingly slighted him, he's using the "Yank and Pull" technique on his handshake recipients.

Trump Pence Handshake

Trump Gorsuch handshake

Merkel Trump handshake

Xi doesn't mess around when it comes to handshakes either — just look at this really awkward one he had with Japanese PM Shinzo Abe at the 2014 APEC Summit:

Xi Jinping Shinzo Abe handshake

So who won the Great Handshake-Off of 2017? There's now GIF evidence of what went down in Mar-a-Lago earlier today.

Behold, the world's most highly-anticipated handshake:

Xi and Trump's Florida Meeting Mar-a-Lago — Thatsmags.com

Let's take a look at that again, shall we?

Xi Jinping Trump meeting Florida Mar-a-Lago — thatsmags.com

Notice how The Donald seems to try and go for the Yank and Pull, but Xi Jinping masterfully plants both feet firmly on the ground and stands just far away enough to completely avoid it. Ouch, that's gotta hurt!

Nice try, Donald.

[h/t Simon Rabinovitch]

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