President Obama Just Participated in the Most Awkward Moment in Handshake History

Can't stop watching. Can't look away.

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Nobody's first three-way has ever gone smoothly, but has one ever failed so spectacularly hard as President Barack Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto's? We think not.

After a day of discussion in Ottawa, the three leaders hosted a press conference Monday in which they said they had agreed to generate 50 percent of their countries' electricity using clean power by the year 2025, which Obama called a "bold" but "imminently achievable goal." Then this monstrosity struck.

They laughed the social gaffe off, but only time will tell if the Great Obama-Trudeau-Nieto Handshake Incident of 2016 will top this other internet-famous train wreck of fingers.

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