Botched Handshake at the North American Leaders' Summit

June 30, 2016 - Diane Guerrero 06/30/2016 Views: 948

The media obsesses over a brief moment of awkwardness between President Obama, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto. (3:59)

Ooh, yes!

Thank you very much!

Welcome, welcome, welcome!

I know.

Look at this.

All right, settle down.

Thank you very much.


I love you guys, thank you.

Welcome to The Nightly Show.

Uh, thank you very much.

I am Larry Wilmore.

Man, fun show tonight.

It's, uh, all Mississippinight tonight.

-Really...-(cheers and applause)

Everything... we can...


They said, "How come you don'ttalk about Mississippi?"

I said,"What should we talk about?"


(mouthing):I don't know.

It's all right about that.

I ain't mad at you.

Okay, oh, yesterday wasthe North American Summit,

a meetingbetween President Obama,

Canada's Justin Trudeau andMexico's Enrique Peña Nieto.

Let's see how it went.

(camera shutters clicking)

(indistinct conversation)


Look at Obama's face, man.

It's like... brothers don't like

to butcher handshakes,all right?

This would have never happenedat the Pan-African summit.

I'm just saying.


All right, all right.

(mimics explosion)

Nobody blew it up.

I'm just saying.Mm-hmm.

All right, but this meetingwas not about handshakes.

It was about climate change,

international trade policy,and global security.

All right, media.

Give us yourprofessional analysis.

Well, it could be the mostawkward handshake in history.

The most awkward handshake ever?

NEWSWOMAN: Whole thing got a little bit awkward.

How does this work?

NEWSWOMAN: Things got kind of awkward.

-I would shake hands.-(Earhardt laughing)

This is the kind of thingyou have to...

No, that-that wouldbe like...

Oh, Fox and Friends,

even your demonstrationof awkward is awkward.

You know?

All right, but there seemedto be a lot of time

spent on this handshake.

All right,so maybe it is worth covering.

I don't know, uh...I tell you what,

here with his take from Ottawa,

is Nightly Show contributor,Mike Yard.

(applause and cheering)

Wake up, Larry Shill-more!

Wake up, Larry Shill-more,wake up.

Mike, Mike, Mike, can you takeyour mask off, please?

Oh, I'm about to takeAmerica's mask off, Larry.

Uh-huh, 'cause this is notabout a handshake, Larry.

This is not about a handshake.

-Mike, please,-No.

Are you telling me you think this is a conspiracy?

I don't think, I know.

Okay, this is all a part ofMexico and Canada's secret plan

to destroy the United States,

and establish a new country

in its place called Mexanada.

(audience laughter)

That's what's happening.


Mike, that's insane.

Is it?

-Think about it, Larry.-Okay.

The UK leaves the EU,destabilizing the pound.

America, which has plentyof extra pounds--

Hello, obesity crisis.Okay?--

they announce the creation

of the North American Caucus.

N-A-C, which is only one letteraway from N-A-R-C.

Narc, the soldiersof the war on drugs.

Drugs are carried by drug mules

across the Mexican border, huh?

Mexico, whose climate is dry.

Canada Dry?

(laughter and applause)



Dry rhymes with eye.


LARRY: Boom.

Boom, Larry.

Eye is the symbolof the Illuminati, man,

and the Illuminati are tryingto start World War IV,

sealed by the secret handshake.

It... That was nota secret handshake.

And World War IV?

When was there World War III?


Now you're getting it.

Follow the money, Larry.

Follow the money.

When did moneybecome a part of th...

All right, thanks for nothing.