US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in Israel for the second leg of their foreign tour. However, the awkward moments between Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump doesn’t seem to end any time soon. A video clip captured at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod, near Tel Aviv is going viral much to the embarrassment of POTUS. The video has gone viral even before any bilateral talks made any news. The incident happened at Ben Gurion International Airport where the US President Donald Trump was walking the red carpet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara. The Israeli Prime Minister was holding hands with his wife when US President Donald Trump who was walking a step ahead to Melania Trump also extended his hand backwards towards her but the First Lady did not hold it but literally swatted it away. The video soon made its way online and Twitterati loved the rebuke.
The clip grabbed eyeballs and people started sharing it multiple times across social media platforms and on Twitter it eventually became a hit meme. Twitterati observed that US President Donlad Trump was walking side-by-side to the Israeli couple but was a step ahead of Melania Trump. A Twitter user tweeted saying, “He treats her like (expletive), he walks ahead of her, forgets about her, doesn’t assist her from cars, hold doors & NOW he want her hand?” Speculations are rife that the US First couple are not on good terms with each other and every now and then they are compared to their predecessors Barack Obama and Michelle Obama.
Watch the video here:
Sample some of the tweets that followed after the clip went viral:
Donald and Melania Trump were compared to Barack and Michelle Obama
A #FreeMelania or #SaveMelania campaign was run on Twitter in January when cameras captured Melania Trump’s smile turning into a frown the moment Donald Trump looked away from her.
The Trumps have often been caught on camera with embarrassing reactions and expressions. Recently, Melania Trump was seen nudging the President for keeping his hand on his heart while the American National Anthem was being played. The First Lady instead of moving to the White House continues to live in New York, giving rise to more speculations about their relationship.