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Donald Trump messes up ASEAN handshake, Twitterati lose it!

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Evandro Fare | 14 Novembre, 2017, 11:42

And while White House aides have been pleased with the president's messaging through stops in Japan, South Korea and China, Trump has brought Russian Federation to the forefront again as he makes his final stops.

It was no surprise, then, that Trump's freaky facial contortions during an already-contorted group handshake lineup at the ASEAN conference in Manila drew some attention.

Trump, whose insurgent election victory was built on his willingness to disrupt political convention, was supposed to cross his arms and join hands with the men on either side of him. Trump raved about his accomplishments on his five-nation journey, particularly on trade and on North Korea, which the White House has suggested may be designated a state sponsor of terror.

"This what our APEC Summit photo coverage looks today in Da Nang Vietnam", Mills tweeted.

Earlier, Mr Trump said he had a "great relationship" with his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte while a White House official said human rights got a brief mention when the two met on the sidelines of the ASEAN talks. But his interactions with Duterte drew the most scrutiny. In short, he is allowing police to simply kill anyone suspected of being involved in the drug trade. He has encouraged citizens in Philippines to bring drug peddlers to justice in the country as part of his crackdown on suspected drug dealers and users.

However, Trudeau said that during his conversation with Duterte, he "mentioned human rights, rule of law and specifically extra-judicial killings as being an issue that Canada is concerned with".

But Duterte's dislike for criminals extends to journalists, too.

"You're the only one", Trump responded.

Trump told reporters travelling with him to Hanoi on Saturday that Putin had again vehemently denied the allegations.

In the lead up to Trump's visit to Asia, US press coverage devoted a great deal of attention to speculation as to whether Trump would meet with Putin at all, as an investigation into possible collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation continues.

US President Donald Trump believes North Korea's nuclear weapons are a greater threat than Russia's alleged interference in his election and wants to work with Moscow to counter that threat, an aide said Sunday.

Former CIA director John Brennan, appearing Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" with former national intelligence director James Clapper, said Trump was deriding them in an attempt to "delegitimise" the intelligence community's assessment. In the Philippines, as more reporters are murdered every year, it is possible this will soon be just how things are.

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