TRUMP appears to decline a handshake with ANGELA MERKEL and vice versa in the White House

TRUMP appears to decline a handshake with ANGELA MERKEL and vice versa in the White House

A photographer can be heard asking the pair to shake hands several times in the footage – but neither of them move a muscle.

Mrs Merkel then asks Mr Trump a question, which is almost inaudible. Still no handshake.

This is unusual – both Shinzo Abe and Justin Trudeau posed for a handshake in Oval Office.