“The handshake of the host affects the taste of the roast.” — Benjamin Franklin, American Founding Father
It’s not all glitz and glamour for heads of state — often working a thankless job that requires traveling around the world on lengthy plane rides inevitably leads to your occasional gaffe or fumble. When U.S. President Donald Trump was greeted this week by Queen Elizabeth II at London’s Buckingham Palace, a worldwide audience paid witness to perhaps the world’s most awkward handshake. While this goofy greeting can probably be attributed to a case of jet lag, the image of this bizarre fist bump-handshake combo is causing headlines around the world. Lessons learned in how to NOT greet 93-year-old monarchs.