Trump caught on camera – awkward moments at NATO summit

Yahoo News Photo Staff

Donald Trump closed his first trip as president overseas with a visit to a NATO summit in the Belgian capital Brussels, a city he once denigrated as a “hellhole.” Though he praised the Belgian Royal Palace for its “warm welcome,” his sojourn was filled with a string of awkward moments and photo ops, including an over-the-top power handshake with French President Emmanuel Macron.

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<p>President Donald Trump stands with British Prime Minister Theresa May during a group photo with NATO leaders at the new NATO headquarters, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Brussels. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) </p>
Tie check?

President Donald Trump stands with British Prime Minister Theresa May during a group photo with NATO leaders at the new NATO headquarters, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Brussels. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

<p>President Donald Trump grimaces as he is greeted by European Council President Donald Tusk, right, as he arrives at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump arrived in Belgium Wednesday evening and will attend a NATO summit as well as meet EU and Belgian officials. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys) </p>
Growling Trump

President Donald Trump grimaces as he is greeted by European Council President Donald Tusk, right, as he arrives at the Europa building in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump arrived in Belgium Wednesday evening and will attend a NATO summit as well as meet EU and Belgian officials. (AP Photo/Olivier Matthys)

<p>President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Brussels. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) </p>
To shake or not to shake

President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Brussels. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

<p>President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Brussels. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) </p>
Macron with the death grip

President Donald Trump shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron during a meeting at the U.S. Embassy, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Brussels. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

<p>Belgian King Philippe, U.S. President Donald Trump, Croatian President Kalinda Grabar-Kitarovic, and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, from left, NATO headquarters at the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump and other NATO heads of state and government on Thursday will inaugurate the new headquarters as well as participating in an official working dinner. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) </p>
Trump sneer

Belgian King Philippe, U.S. President Donald Trump, Croatian President Kalinda Grabar-Kitarovic, and Lithuanian President Dalia Grybauskaite, from left, NATO headquarters at the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump and other NATO heads of state and government on Thursday will inaugurate the new headquarters as well as participating in an official working dinner. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

<p>President Donald Trump, left, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, front row, during a ceremony at the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump and other NATO heads of state and government on Thursday will inaugurate the new headquarters as well as participating in an official working dinner. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Pool) </p>
Uncomfortable arm cross

President Donald Trump, left, British Prime Minister Theresa May and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, front row, during a ceremony at the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump and other NATO heads of state and government on Thursday will inaugurate the new headquarters as well as participating in an official working dinner. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Pool)

<p>President Donald Trump stands with British Prime Minister Theresa May during a group photo with NATO leaders at the new NATO headquarters, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Brussels. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci) </p>
Photo ready

President Donald Trump stands with British Prime Minister Theresa May during a group photo with NATO leaders at the new NATO headquarters, Thursday, May 25, 2017, in Brussels. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

<p>British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, sits next to U.S. President Donald Trump during a ceremony at the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump and other NATO heads of state and government on Thursday will inaugurate the new headquarters as well as participating in an official working dinner. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Pool) </p>
Chair bow

British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, sits next to U.S. President Donald Trump during a ceremony at the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump and other NATO heads of state and government on Thursday will inaugurate the new headquarters as well as participating in an official working dinner. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert, Pool)

<p>President Donald Trump, center, center, flanked by British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, joins fellow leaders in a group photo at NATO headquarters during the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP) </p>
Chin check

President Donald Trump, center, center, flanked by British Prime Minister Theresa May, right, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, joins fellow leaders in a group photo at NATO headquarters during the NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium on Thursday, May 25, 2017. (Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press via AP)

<p>Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, center right, smiles after appearing to be pushed by Donald Trump, center left, during a NATO summit of heads of state and government in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump inaugurated the new headquarters during a ceremony on Thursday with other heads of state and government. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) </p>
Pushing to the front

Montenegro Prime Minister Dusko Markovic, center right, smiles after appearing to be pushed by Donald Trump, center left, during a NATO summit of heads of state and government in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump inaugurated the new headquarters during a ceremony on Thursday with other heads of state and government. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

<p>North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) chats with US President Donald J. Trump (R), who looks down during the inauguration ceremony of the new NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on May 25, 2017. (Robert Ghement/EPA) </p>
Look of concern

North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) chats with US President Donald J. Trump (R), who looks down during the inauguration ceremony of the new NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium on May 25, 2017. (Robert Ghement/EPA)

<p>President Donald Trump, third right, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, center, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk through NATO headquarters at the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump and other NATO heads of state and government on Thursday will inaugurate the new headquarters as well as participating in an official working dinner. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert) </p>
Open wide

President Donald Trump, third right, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, center, and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk through NATO headquarters at the NATO summit in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump and other NATO heads of state and government on Thursday will inaugurate the new headquarters as well as participating in an official working dinner. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

<p>NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (R) and US President Donald Trump take a seat during a working dinner meeting at the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) headquarters in Brussels on May 25, 2017 during a NATO summit. (Matt Dunham/AFP/Getty Images) </p>
Musical chairs?

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (R) and US President Donald Trump take a seat during a working dinner meeting at the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) headquarters in Brussels on May 25, 2017 during a NATO summit. (Matt Dunham/AFP/Getty Images)

<p>President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during in a working dinner meeting at the NATO headquarters during a NATO summit of heads of state and government in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump inaugurated the new headquarters during a ceremony on Thursday with other heads of state and government. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool) </p>
Over the shoulder peek

President Donald Trump, center, is flanked by British Prime Minister Theresa May, left, and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg during in a working dinner meeting at the NATO headquarters during a NATO summit of heads of state and government in Brussels on Thursday, May 25, 2017. US President Donald Trump inaugurated the new headquarters during a ceremony on Thursday with other heads of state and government. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool)

<p>NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) directs U.S President Donald Trump who takes his place as NATO member leaders gather before the start of their summit in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. (Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters) </p>
Statuesque

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (L) directs U.S President Donald Trump who takes his place as NATO member leaders gather before the start of their summit in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. (Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters)

<p>President Donald Trump (C) walks past French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on his way to his spot for a family photo during the NATO summit at their new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium May 25, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters) </p>
Head down

President Donald Trump (C) walks past French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on his way to his spot for a family photo during the NATO summit at their new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium May 25, 2017. (Jonathan Ernst/Reuters)

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