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Handshake fail? Context reveals the intentions of Poland's first lady (Video)

Handshake fail? Context reveals the intentions of Poland's first lady (Video)

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By TATIANA PROPHET

Agata Kornhauser-Duda, the first lady of Poland, actually shook President Donald Trump's hand first, but did not shake Melania Trump's hand in that sequence, according to raw footage of the Warsaw event. Then one minute later, Mrs. Duda moved to compensate for leaving Mrs. Trump out, and reached over to shake her hand, brushing past President Trump. Right after that, she again shook Donald Trump's hand. So whoever edited the clip that went viral, and upon which Time magazine, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Mediaite and Metro UK based their stories, had to deceptively cut it short on both ends. That is the very definition of fake news.

It now appears that the best snub of 2017 was completely made up.

It's always important to go to the original source material to verify a claim. So I went to the raw footage. And I saw the first handshake. And I literally rubbed my eyes. I had a very hard time finding the second handshake (the infamous one) in a continuous video so I could establish when it happened in relation to the uneventful handshake. But I finally found it. Ladies and Gentlemen, a tale of two handshakes.

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Trump handshake fake: Poland's president shuts down 'fake news'

Trump handshake fake: Poland's president shuts down 'fake news'