President Trump had trouble figuring out this awkward group handshake.

Let’s be real: Sometimes handshakes are hard.

So President Trump learned Monday at the kickoff of the Association of Southeast Asian Nation Summit in Manila.

First, there’s the glance.

President Trump, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, left, and Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte, right, prepare to do the “ASEAN-way handshake” on stage during the opening ceremony at the ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Manila, Philippines.

Then there’s the realization that you’re doing it wrong.

President Trump, center, reacts when he realizes he is incorrectly doing the “ASEAN-way handshake” with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right.

Then you correct your mistake.

 
-President Donald Trump, center, reacts when he realizes he is incorrectly doing the “ASEAN-way handshake” with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, right.

Because you got this.

President Donald Trump, center, reacts as he does the “ASEAN-way handshake” with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on stage during the opening ceremony at the ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines, Monday, Nov. 13, 2017, in Manila, Philippines.

And honestly, there’s no way that it isn’t awkward for everyone to cross their arms in front of their bodies to hold hands.

President Trump, center, reacts as he does the “ASEAN-way handshake” with Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, left, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on stage during the opening ceremony at the ASEAN Summit at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.

Besides, you’re not the only one who got confused.

From left, Thai Prime Minster Prayut Chan-o-cha, Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, President Trump, and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte,