Frenzied libs POUNCE on Trump for Merkel handshake ‘snub,’ but are they biting on another nothing-burger?

President Donald Trump’s visit with German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the White House seemed to be going well until an odd moment in the Oval Office.

Amid the buzz of  photographers gathered around and cameras flashing, Merkel leaned over in her chair and allegedly asked the president if he would shake her hand for the photos.

Merkel asks “Do you want to have a handshake?” according to Politico.

Trump did not appear to have heard Merkel as he looked straight ahead at the reporters.  Or maybe, as many immediately reacted on social media, he just ignored her.

While it is too soon to speculate why Trump did not respond, video of what is being called an “awkward” moment by many was quickly making the rounds on Twitter. Not surprisingly, the outrage from those looking for anything to nail the president, was palpable.

The president and German chancellor have had a tense history. Trump was critical of her handling of the Syrian refugee crisis in her country and Merkel has been highly critical of his proposed ban on immigrant travel to the U.S. for those coming from six mostly Muslim nations.

But, in her first visit to the U.S. in more than two years, Merkel was met with smiles and a handshake from Trump earlier in the day outside the White House as seen in a photos and video.

As some continue to have meltdowns over what may or may not have happened in that moment in the Oval Office, some Twitter users suggested caution about jumping to conclusions while others had  already made up their minds.

With all the pining for the old days when Merkel had a great relationship with former president Obama, one Twitter user summed up the emotions with a truth no one can dispute.

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