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BODY LANGUAGE ANALYSIS: Trump’s kisses, handshakes at the G7 summit

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People often communicate as much with their bodies as with words — especially when the whole world is watching.

At this month’s G7 summit, President Donald Trump shared a long handshake with French President Emmanuel Macron, air-kissed German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and put his hands around UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s shoulders.

At the summit, world leaders representing six countries and the European Union gather to discuss issues like climate change, trade, and defense. The summit held in Biarritz, France, was rife with awkward moments, and not only from President Trump. To explain those exchanges, Business Insider spoke with body language expert and director of New York University’s Management Communication Program, Susan J. Stehlik, about Trump’s behavior.

“With Mr. Trump, it’s always a guessing game,” Stehlik told Business Insider. “He has a reputation for being unpredictable, breaking norms, and grabbing the spotlight.”

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