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Internet reacts to Jose Altuve’s awkward moments with Donald Trump at WH visit

Championship team visits to the White House have become a little bit more newsworthy these days, and that was certainly true once again this week.

The World Series champion Houston Astros visited President Donald Trump at the White House on Monday, and it was highlighted by some awkward moments that Astros star Jose Altuve had with the commander-in-chief.

The reigning AL MVP stood behind Trump for the balance of the ceremony and was photographed with some rather meme-worthy facial expressions.

An uncomfortable moment also ensued when Trump shook hands individually with the members of the Astros and appeared to skip right past Altuve.

Not to worry though — a Trump-Altuve handshake eventually happened … it just descended into a bizarre arm wrestle of sorts before Trump cracked a joke about Altuve’s height and then seemed to nearly lose his balance.

This was, of course, gold material for the Internet, and the jokes soon arrived.

The five-time All-Star Altuve, who is of Venezuelan descent, certainly did not look too thrilled to be there. Now the only question is if he is more awkward when standing next to Trump or when standing next to Aaron Judge.


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