Melania Trump and President Trump visited Saudi Arabia in their first foreign trip since taking office. On Monday, the First Couple landed in Tel Aviv for the second stop of their international tour.
They were greeted by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara. Things looked just fine, until one cold geture by the FLOTUS took the internet by storm.
In a video of the pair walking away from Air Force One Melania Trump can be seen slapping her husband’s hand away when he reaches out to hold hers.
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! pic.twitter.com/lhR1JdTi1m
— Voice of Reason (@raggapegs) May 22, 2017
“Well this is embarrassing,” Israeli publication Haaretz wrote on its official Twitter account with a slow motion clip of the moment.
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) May 22, 2017
The gesture quickly sent social media into a tizzy. While some say that Melania was just taking care of body language in a country steeped in orthodoxy, others claim that the act was just another reminder of the presidential couple’s stormy relationship.
But, this of course, is not the first time. The first display of their so called ‘bitter’ marriage was during the inauguration, when she looked glum after Trump muffled something to her and looked away.
— Marv (@marv_vien) January 23, 2017
More recently, the First Lady liked a one-liner poking fun at her and Donald Trump’s relationship and the Internet thought it was desperate ‘cry for help’.
Cry for help or is the First Lady being petty? pic.twitter.com/cr3C1d3jfO
— Gerrick D. Kennedy (@GerrickKennedy) May 3, 2017
On the other hand, Twitter had a field day with Melania’s ‘epic hand smack’
— Pwhammy (@Pwhammy2) May 22, 2017