DU30-Trump handshake makes a cameo

THAT ‘awkward’ handshake between President Rodrigo Duterte and US President Donald Trump during the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations makes a cameo in a recently released “The Simpsons” short Saturday. 

Duterte, who could be seen inside a framed photograph with Trump at a room inside the Trump tower, made an appearance as the US leader dropped a $750-million bribe to special counsel Robert Mueller to cover up for him in the Russia investigations. 

Prior to this, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions was seen taking Mueller for a limousine ride.

INELEGANT HANDSHAKE.  President Rodrigo Duterte is on 'The Simpsons,' with a cartoon version of US President Donald Trump making a short appearance on the 'Mueller Meets Trump' episode of The Simpsons’ Season 29. Released on Dec. 14, there is a framed photograph of the awkward handshake between Duterte and US President Donald Trump during the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit in the Philippines.

The two-minute video ends with a house helper who reveals herself as the mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico Carmen Yulin Cruz, vacuuming the money. 

“Finally, Puerto Rico catches a break,” as she collects the bills. 

Netizens had earlier poked fun at Trump, who had a little trouble figuring out an awkward group handshake with Duterte and other world leaders during the sidelines of the Asean summit in Manila. 

The awkward moment at Asean is not the first time Trump has made headlines for a handshake, having bad moments with French President Emmanuel Macron, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Topics: Donald Trump , Duterte , handshake
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