VIDEO: PM Lee’s Awkwardness Around POTUS Trump Caught On Camera


Following this photo of Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s awkward handshake with President of the United States Donald Trump going viral, a video of the two world leaders’ first face-to-face meeting at the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Germany has been released.

In the video, PM Lee can be seen fidgeting, moving his hands and legs and looking around shiftily as the POTUS reaffirms the close relationship the US shares with Singapore. He appeared uncomfortable and almost nervous as the POTUS addressed the press, before stating that Singapore hopes to do a lot more under the President’s administration.

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The transcript of President Trump and PM Lee’s short conversation was released on the White House’s website:

PRESIDENT TRUMP: Thank you very much, everybody. The Prime Minister of Singapore — we’re very close, the relationship is very close, and we expect to do some excellent things together in many ways. And we have a very big relationship now. It will probably get much bigger. And I thank you very much. Thank you.
PRIME MINISTER LEE: Well, thank you, Mr. President. We have many things going on with the U.S. and we hope to do more under your administration.

The kind of relationship Singapore will have with the US remains to be seen as President Trump formally withdrew the US from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact – a deal which PM Lee and former US president Barack Obama strongly believed in.

Meanwhile, photos showing PM Lee’s awkwardness around other world leaders are going viral on social media. His handshake, especially, has been trending online:


PM Lee with Russia President Vladimir Putin
PM Lee with former US president Barack Obama
PM Lee with Malaysia PM Najib Razak
PM Lee with former Japan PM Hatoyama
PM Lee with India PM Narendra Modi
PM Lee with Yang Pertuan Agong of Malaysia


  1. Ha! Ha! Ha! He’s very nervous because he doesn’t know what to expect from Trump. He was dismissive of Trump during the elections if you remember. And that handshake of his! Its as if he was the queen of england expecting the other party to kiss it. maybe his underlings kiss it whenever they see him. 😛

  2. Guilty conscience! He was afraid that President Trump threatened him to sue his siblings. If not then he should quit his job as PM of SG..

  3. By now PM you would have seen and excepted the kinds of handshake Trump would offer you. You mean PM you can’t have foreseen this. Wow how to foresee state problems and bad investments

  4. He is only confident when he is backed up by all his dogs on this little island, only then can he play the bully. Just look at all his handshakes, he is submissive, that’s how confident he is of his position when he faces other leaders. No wonder one of his dogs said that they need to be paid millions to have face when they deal with others, looks like he will have to keep hiding behind his fathers name till the day he die.

  5. He does not have a firm handshake. Showing he is weak and twisted. He lets others higher status lead him. He is weak. Only bully his own citizens and those inferiors. A worthless leader we have now. Such a disappointment from LKY. His Father shouldn’t have hand down the throne to an unqualified person.

  6. SAD. VERY sad indeed. PM LHL, Your salary is four times that of President Trump! Officially that is as he has decided NOT to get paid. So, why, are you SUBMISSIVE??? To the point: You are a coward! You destroyed Amos Yee, 16 years old, for making the video speech, ‘Lee Kuan Yew Is Finally Dead’. He is now still in immigration detention in the USA despite having been given asylum. Next, Mr Roy Ngerng. His livelihood and future destroyed because you wanted to protect your ‘reputation’. Ms Han Hui Hui is similarly punished for her role in the CPF Protest. But, in the presence of President Trump, you became frigid! An effeminate girly man you truly are! Shame, PM LHL, you are DISHONOURABLE indeed. Singapore will be best served to see the last of you in power.

  7. Really Sia suay! A prime minister self-professed “aristocrat” cannot even do a proper business handshake, and publicly displays ZERO confidence in himself! It’s been long known he’s a closet homosexual, and is definitely not masculine in any way. His public mannerisms and body language screams louder and truer than his false front. He is truly the “dishonourable son of lee con yew”, true to LWL’s words.

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