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February 25, 2011


Trump's Big Problem

New York magazine reminds us of a potential issue if Donald Trump decides to run for president.

"In case you weren't aware, Trump hates shaking hands. In his 1997 book The Art of the Comeback, he wrote, 'One of the curses of American society is the simple act of shaking hands, and the more successful and famous one becomes the worse this terrible custom seems to get. I happen to be a clean hands freak. I feel much better after I thoroughly wash my hands, which I do as much as possible.' On a number of occasions, he later referred to handshaking as 'barbaric.'"

"This poses something of a problem. Shaking the germ-infested hands of strangers is as much a part of presidential campaigning as repetitive speeches and empty promises."














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