Trump Touching Finland’s President Is the Most Awkward Thing You’ll Watch Today

Journalist:
Wes Messamore @thehuli
October 2, 2019

Donald Trump awkwardly patted Finnish president Sauli Niinistö’s leg at a joint press conference on Wednesday. You could say Finland’s president wasn’t very receptive to the gesture.

The best part? It was all caught on video.

Watch Trump awkwardly pat Finland’s president on the leg

Trump gave the leg pat to add emphasis to the declaration, “Finland is a happy country!”

In response, Niinistö starts to swat at Trump’s wayward hand. Then he puts his hand up as if to say, “Not that happy. Don’t touch me, bro.” It was a very Finnish reaction.

Unfazed by Niinistö’s frosty response, Trump adds, “He’s a happy leader.”

Donald Trump is the real-life Michael Scott

Donald Trump perfectly embodies the awkward mannerisms of Michael Scott. | Source: AP Photo / Matt Sayles

It appears that the reality TV celebrity of NBC’s hit show, The Apprentice, was watching Steve Carell’s performance on The Office and taking notes.

Trump’s giddy aloofness, lack of boundaries, clumsy rudeness, and awkward narcissism make him the real-life embodiment of Michael Scott.

If the leg pat and “He’s a happy leader” incident doesn’t convince you, then watch this gem from his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un:

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This article was edited by Josiah Wilmoth.

Last modified (UTC): October 3, 2019 11:19

Wes Messamore @thehuli

Living in Nashville, Tennessee, United States (since 2001). Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University in 2009 (majored in Entrepreneurship). Organized Senator Rand Paul's first and second online fundraisers in 2009. Got the highest-paying non-profit internship in Washington DC in 2010. Roving editor for the Independent Voter Network. Applying economic principles, I accurately predicted the effect of cannabis legalization on drug-related violent crime in 2010. Email me | Follow Me on Twitter (followed by: fmr Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), fmr NM Gov. Gary Johnson, and Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY))