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President Trump prefers ‘Namaste’ over handshake with Irish PM amid COVID-19

Mar 13, 2020, 12:01 PM IST

New Delhi: In a press conference held in the US, President Donald Trump shared his experience of meeting with Irish Prime Minister, Leo Varadkar, while narrating how he greeted him with ‘Namaste’ instead of handshake during the meet amid coronavirus spread. Trump said, “We (him and PM of Ireland) didn't shake hands today and we looked at each other and said what are we going to do? Sort of a weird feeling. We did this (joined hands). I just got back from India and I didn't shake any hands there. It was easy.” Donald Trump further said, “It is very possible for the Olympics maybe, I just cannot see having no people there, in other words, not allowing people. Maybe and this is just my idea, maybe they postpone it for a year.”

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