Despite what you may have seen on Twitter, Poland's first lady did not snub President Donald Trump on Thursday. In a widely retweeted video, Polish First Lady Agata Kornhauser-Duda appeared to skip by President Trump and instead shook hands with his wife, Melania. Trump appeared slightly miffed at the "snubbed" handshake.
People were calling Kornhauser-Duda a "legend," and said that her "swerve" was something to be admired.
This swerve by Poland's first lady is smooth af pic.twitter.com/EiyiaXVG61— Marv (@marv_vien) July 6, 2017
Poland's first lady is the new leader of the free world pic.twitter.com/tgDUdjY8Tp— Carli Velocci (@velocciraptor) July 6, 2017
CNN's Chris Cillizza had this measured commentary on the whole affair:
OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD https://t.co/Ngdtuuu21q— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) July 6, 2017
And TIME magazine went as far as to say that Kornhauser-Duda "rejected" Trump's handshake.
One small, tiny, insignificant problem: it's not at all true. Immediately after shaking hands with Melania, Kornhauser-Duda turned to President Trump and shook his hand.
Folks, Poland's first lady did not diss Trump's handshake attempt. She was looking at Melania, shook her hand, then shook Trump's. Stop. pic.twitter.com/ta8DNsv0Th— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) July 6, 2017
Clearly, Kornhauser-Duda saw that her husband was shaking hands with President Trump, and in the split second she decided to shake Melania's hand, the other handshake ended and Donald Trump reached for her hand. Slightly awkward? Perhaps. Worthy of a thousand thinkpieces? No.