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Obama and Castro Had a Really Awkward Handshake

Even the heads of state have awkward moments.

Social media went wild over an awkward moment between President Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro during the commander-in-chief’s historic trip.

Read: Obama Meets With Raul Castro in First Presidential Visit to Cuba in 88 Years

During a meeting in Havana on Monday night, Castro raised Obama’s arm just as he was about to shake his hand. The result was a limp wrist.


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Social media lit up with comments:

Castro grabs Obama's limp wrist, hoists his hand into the air like the winner of a prize fight. Most awkward POTUS scene I can ever recall.

March 21, 2016

Raul Castro lifting Obama’s arm up, limply, was really awkward

March 21, 2016

This is so uncomfortable and I can't stop watching itpic.twitter.com/EJVDDNDi1j

March 21, 2016

Obama became the first sitting American president in 88 years to visit the communist island nation. He touched down with the first family on Sunday and is concluding his trip on Tuesday.

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