Those who commented were divided as to whether Trump's remarks constituted polite flattery or harassment.
Trump was in France with Macron for the celebration of Bastille Day and the 100 years since World War I. The president recently tweeted disparaging comments about MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski, as well as formerly referring to then-Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina's face while implying nobody would vote for her. It shows the hand of Melania Trump posed on the thigh of the French president. "Macron nearly loses his balance trying to free his hand and then just when you thought it be over, Trump ropes in France's first lady Brigitte into the ol" threeway handshake run-around.
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said she suspects the French president's wife couldn't tell Donald Trump that he is "in great shape". "And honestly, I think the press made a very big deal out of something that really a lot of people would do".
Bishop described his words as "a rather interesting comment" but didn't want to discuss his behaviour.
He added, "We spoke in detail about the things that could make him come back to the Paris accord".
"I wonder if she could say the same of him?".
Ms Bishop hasn't been particularly critical of Mr Trump, however, and has often been supportive of the US President.
When the tape leaked, Turnbull told a radio station his parody had been in good humor, and "the butt of my jokes was myself".