First Lady Refuses to Hold Hands with Trump in Israel

Trump and Melania on arrival in Tel Aviv, on Monday

Culled from Daily Mail/

U.S. president, Donald Trump, seems to have caused some unrest at home while on his quest to bring peace to the Middle East.
Video of Trump touching down in Tel Aviv, on Monday, shows the First Lady very clearly slapping at her husband when he tried to hold her hand at Ben Gurion Airport.
Melania was walking a half-step behind her husband at the time and managed to rebuff his advance without showing any clear emotion or breaking her stride, while the commander-in-chief responded by using the rejected hand to carefully adjust his tie.
It was unclear if this unexpected resistance was the result of any personal turmoil, or simply because of the carpet’s narrow size.
President Trump delivered a brief speech soon after his arrival in Tel Aviv, where he was greeted by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara.
President Reuben Rivlin and his wife Nechama were also on hand when Air Force One touched down.
It was a brief visit however, with President Trump and the First Lady departing just seconds after his speech to move on to the next destination.
Whatever underlying issue led to the First Lady’s rejection of her husband’s attempt to hold hands appeared to have resolved itself by the time the two were leaving Tel Aviv.
Melania could be seen graciously extending a small part of her hand to President Trump after the pair said farewell to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara.
Video showed the First Lady as she wrapped two of her fingers around one of her husband’s fingers for a few seconds while leading him towards their awaiting helicopter.
She also got involved in a four-way hand hold with Prime Minister Netanyahu, his wife Sara and her husband, with the four laying their hands on top of one another as they posed for a press photo.
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  • Samuel Oluwole

    That rebuff of Trump by Melania shouldn’t have come as a surprise to no one because Trump in all ways seems to have relegated his wife to just a ceremonial lady rather than a first lady.
    She has never lived with him in the white house, this was made to look as if it was her choice. Trump’s daughter and her husband dictates the pace in the white house, she is recognised more in that first lady role anyway. Don’t be surprise if divorce comes on the card before the end of his tenure.