Trump may struggle with a group handshake, but he's far more flexible dealing with brutal autocrats

Donald Trump was clearly in some difficultly as he sought to manoeuvre those 71-year-old wrists to pull off the so-called “Asean-way handshake“.

Apparently a tradition of such events, the move calls for world leaders to both cross and join arms in a sign of unity. An Associated Press photographer captured the US President grimacing before he finally managed to grasp hold of Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte to his left, and Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to his right.

Yet, as Mr Trump wraps up his 11-day tour to Asia, the longest by a US president for several decades,

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