Macron to put 'bromance' with Trump to the test during US visit
Updated 4:54 AM ET, Mon April 23, 2018
Paris (CNN)It was last July that US President Donald Trump laid bare the depth of his feelings for his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron.
For Trump, it was not the romantic dinner at the prestigious Le Jules Verne restaurant inside the Eiffel Tower, nor the rendition of Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" by a marching band that impressed, but that remarkable 29-second handshake.
Perhaps what appeared at first to be two men attempting to assert their own alpha male credentials was actually a sign of respect and admiration.
Whatever the case, by the time Trump left Paris after a whirlwind 36 hours that included a spectacular Bastille Day parade, he was sold on Macron.
"He's a great guy. Smart. Strong. Loves holding my hand," Trump told the New York Times after his visit to Paris.
"People don't realize he loves holding my hand. And that's good, as far as that goes."