Handshake aficionado and President of the United States Donald Trump on Friday sustained his art of the grip for a duration never before seen on the global stage.
President Trump has watched American and French soldiers march together through Paris in a celebration marking Bastille Day and 100 years since the U.S. entered World War One. Looking at Macron, Trump added: "You better do a good job, please".
Addressing the crowd, Macron thanked the U.S. for coming to France's aid, adding "nothing will ever separate us".
He made the comment - which many have deemed "sexist and objectifying" - while on his first state visit to France with wife Melania.
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The first time Emmanuel and Donald met, in Brussels, they shared a long, tense handshake.
Trump came to France beset by allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 USA election, with emails released on Tuesday suggesting his eldest son welcomed an offer of Russian help against his father's Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
The warm body language between him and Macron seemed at odds with broader concerns about the transatlantic relationship since Trump's election victory in November a year ago.
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In the evening the two couples will dine at a Michelin-starred restaurant on the Eiffel Tower.
Trump had appeared isolated at a meeting of world leaders last weekend in Germany over his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris global climate change agreement and his protectionist stance on trade.