CLEVELAND (AP): Donald Trump’s would-be smooch of running mate Mike Pence is drawing attention on social media.
Pence’s teleprompter displayed the stage direction “embrace” just after his acceptance speech Wednesday at the Republican National Convention. But Trump, after coming onstage and shaking Pence’s hand, puckered his lips and appeared to go in for a kiss on the forehead of the Indiana governor before both men stopped short and smiled.
Some Twitter users say the awkward “air kiss” draws comparisons Al and Tipper Gore’s famous kiss at the Democratic National Convention in 2000. One Facebook user says it was simply a New York-style show of affection by Trump.
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