Watch: Donald Trump refuses to shake Angela Merkel’s hand.

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In footage of the photo opportunity, as photographers call for the two to shake hands, Ms Merkel can be heard saying: “Do you want to have a handshake?”

What an insecure jerk of a human being.

We’re America. We treat our allies with more respect than corrupt, authoritarian regimes like Putin’s.

“While Donald Trump goes around insulting Australia, accusing the UK of espionage, hating Germany and cozying up to Russia, remember that one of the main criticisms that the GOP had of Obama – and a deeply held belief of many Republican voters – was that Obama had reduced our prestige in the world and abandoned our allies. These people thought that Obama caused the world to hate us more, to respect us less. These people voted for Republicans for this reason, supposedly.

Don’t forget that.”

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About Waylon Lewis

Waylon Lewis, founder of elephant magazine, now elephantjournal.com & host of Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis, is a 1st generation American Buddhist “Dharma Brat." Voted #1 in U.S. on twitter for #green two years running, Changemaker & Eco Ambassador by Treehugger, Green Hero by Discovery’s Planet Green, Best (!) Shameless Self-Promoter at Westword's Web Awards, Prominent Buddhist by Shambhala Sun, & 100 Most Influential People in Health & Fitness 2011 by "Greatist", Waylon is a mediocre climber, lazy yogi, 365-day bicycle commuter & best friend to Redford (his rescue hound). His aim: to bring the good news re: "the mindful life" beyond the choir & to all those who didn't know they gave a care. elephantjournal.com | His first book, Things I would like to do with You, is now available.


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