Tuesday on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House,” host Nicolle Wallace joked President Donald Trump touched French President Emmanuel Macron more than he touched his wife, first lady Melania Trump.
Partial transcript as follows:
RUCKER: Well, it was interesting to watch all of that today. There’s clearly a relationship that’s developed between Trump and Macron.
WALLACE: What kind of relationship?
RUCKER: Well, I don’t know, but we do not see that with Merkel who is going to be—Angela Merkel is going to be here on Friday.
WALLACE: We don’t see that with Melania. I’ve not seen him touch Melania that many times.
RUCKER: It all dates back to about a year ago when Trump did his first foreign visit. I was in the room in Brussels when he first met Macron. Macron got the better of him in that handshake. It was a white knuckled handshake. And I didn’t know that this relationship would go in this direction. But it clearly has and there’s some chemistry there.
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