Donald Trump Attempts To Hold Melania's Hand - Her Reaction Wasn't Exactly Expected

Those who may be suffering from fatigue over the wealth of conspiracy stories making the rounds about President Trump and his administration can take a deep breath, as we now have something else for social media to obsess over. That would be something along the lines of "exactly what did the president do to tick off the First Lady?"

As the Huffington Post shares, it certainly appears as if something is amiss with the First Couple. The Trumps are in the midst of a tour of the Middle East, and their plane touched down at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod, near Tel Aviv, Israel earlier today. As they exited the plane, President Trump extended his hand to the First Lady so that they could walk the red carpet together. Melania promptly slapped his hand away without changing her facial expression or stride, and social media promptly exploded.

“LOL! Melania in Tel Aviv is as MISERABLE, as Melania in the U.S. Watch her push away the CREEP's hand. PRICELESS. This guy is DISGUSTING!” shared one user that’s a big fan of crying face emojis.

“He only tried to hold her hand after he saw Bibi and his wife holding hands. He was like, ‘Wait, is this how humans act? Melania!’ added another.

It’s being referred to as the slap heard 'round the world by those who have a preference for a large amount of drama, but we’ll tap the brakes on the hyperbole just a bit. That being said, it was an incredibly awkward visual, to say the least. Did the couple have words on the plane between stops? Has Melania re-watched the infamous Access Hollywood tapes? Is the president couch-bound for the remainder of the trip?

We’ll likely never know the answers to those and other questions about this incident, and it remains unclear if it’s a spat at all. It could have simply been a protocol thing that the president wasn’t picking up on, or maybe Melania wanted to project more confidence at that particular moment. Other users see the slap in an entirely different fashion.

“No, Melania didn't slap his hand away. He withdrew the offered hand as she was clearly reaching for it. Let's don't be silly,” wrote one user.

Maybe that’s the case, but we’d steer clear of the Trumps' hotel room when the day comes to a close in case they feel the need to clear the air with each other.

Source: HuffPost
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