Epic Handshake Fail: U.S., Canadian and Mexican Leaders Can't Quite Make a Three-Way Work

"Dudeplomacy" ruled at the Three Amigos Summit in Canada on Wednesday

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Well, this is a fine how-do-you-do.

President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto had a little trouble pulling off a three-way handshake on Wednesday as they posed for a photo together at the National Gallery of Canada.

The awkward moment came as the men met for the North American Leaders’ Summit, nicknamed the “Three Amigos Summit,” in Ottawa, Canada, where they discussed topics ranging from Brexit to Donald Trump to climate change, immigration and trade.

It didn’t take long for the trio’s epic handshake fail to become a GIF that keeps on giving:


But Trudeau said Wednesday that he objects to the term “bromance” to describe the camaraderie between the three leaders.

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“I still think ‘dudeplomacy’ is more accurate, but I’ll get over it,” the prime minister joked as he introduced Obama in the House of Commons.

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