Did Donald Trump just crack a gay joke about French President Macron?

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Donald Trump wants everyone to know that French President Emmanuel Macron “loves” holding his hand.

The US President just returned from a state visit to France, where he was hosted by the country’s new centre-ground leader Emmanuel Macron.

The French leader, who is married to wife Brigitte, faced gay smears from state-run Russian state media outlets during his election campaign.

In an interview with the New York Times today the US President – who subjected Macron to a cringe-worthy 30 second handshake – suggested the French leader “loves” holding men’s hands.

President Trump said: “He’s a great guy. Smart. Strong. Loves holding my hand.

“People don’t realise he loves holding my hand. And that’s good, as far as that goes.”

He continued: “I mean, really. He’s a very good person. And a tough guy, but look, he has to be.

“I think he is going to be a terrific president of France. But he does love holding my hand.”

Though clearly a reference to the handshake, some Twitter users questioned whether Trump was making a homophobic assertion about Macron’s masculinity.

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