In March, Donald Trump nearly ruined ties with one of our closest allies by being disrespectful to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, refusing to shake her hand or even look her in the eye. Yet, when meeting with Egyptian Military Dictator Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, not only did Trump look into his eyes, he shook his hand—twice.
Trump disagreed with Merkel on many issues, or just didn’t feel like talking about them. However, when it came to a brutal dictator, Trump said that “we agree on so many things,” and, “I just want to let everybody know, in case there was any doubt, that we are very much behind President al-Sisi.
Here is Trump with Merkel:
And here is Trump meeting Al-Sisi:
That is the President shaking hands and praising a man guilty of human rights abuses.