President Donald Trump greeted Queen Elizabeth with an unusual handshake at Buckingham Palace on Monday, leading some on social media to wonder if the president had offered the top royal a fist bump instead.
The Independent reported that a photo of the meeting seems to show Trump grasping only the Queen’s fingers in his fist, creating the appearance of a fist bump or “a complicated multi-part ‘ghetto’ handshake.”
Others thought it looked like the president attempted a “thumb war” with the Queen.
The Independent noted that the website does suggest that “men bow their heads or ‘shake hands in the usual way.’”
But Trump is not one for executing handshakes “in the usual way”:
“The pugnacious tycoon is famed for his aggressive handshakes and has previously been known to grab the other person’s hand and yank them towards him in an apparent show of dominance.”