Trump Is Right About One Thing: Shaking Hands Is Kinda Gross

Donald Trump is a serial liar, rampant xenophobe, racist, misogynist, birther and… germaphobe? The Republican front-runner has called himself a “clean hands freak” and has referred to hand-shaking as “one of the curses of American society,” according to The Washington Post. In fact, Trump doesn’t even like to push a ground floor elevator button, according to Mother Jones, because it has been touched by so many others. But what really is germaphobia, scientifically speaking — and is Trump right to be grossed out by other people’s hands?  Germaphobia, also known by the medical term mysophobia, is defined by high levels of distress when a person is confronted

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