Melania keeps escaping Trump’s tenderness, Macron offers his hand and cheek (VIDEO)
President Donald Trump had some more awkward moments with Melania as he hosted French President Emmanuel Macron and his spouse Brigitte on Tuesday. At first, the first lady apparently refused to hold hands with Trump, showing no reaction as he poked her hand subtly with his little finger before finally grabbing it.
Melania’s wide-brimmed hat became an apparent obstacle for Trump, keeping him at bay when he tried to kiss her on the cheek. However, the headwear didn’t stand in the way for Trump’s French counterpart.
The Twitterati were quick to mock the Trumps’ relationship, with some social-media users describing the behavior as a “hand-holding-by-coercion attempt.”
Melania's whole body stiffens & turns into a rigid stone statue, staring straight ahead ice-coldly as DT approaches her side. Then ensues the awkward 15 second hand-holding-by-coercion attempt. She's overtly willfully reluctant! Oh My, My, Melania! Now, THAT'S our First Lady!!😁— Paula Buck (@PaulaBuck1017) April 25, 2018
Her face and hand speaks volume. She hates the ground he walks on. Can you blame her seriously?🤷🏽♀️😃 need a drink 🥃 after seeing that while the world witnessed as well. Well Melania you feel the same way as the majority of Americans feel.— Chaungthay Beckwith (@angeliamcare1) April 25, 2018
For Trump, Melania’s chilliness was wholly compensated for by Macron, who shared several bizarre moments of his own with the US president. Their “special relationship” and “beautiful friendship” were expressed in several gestures during the French president’s visit to the US – from kisses and back-pats to brushing a spot of dandruff from Macron’s collar.
.@FLOTUS did a spectacular job hosting the President of France @EmmanuelMacron and his wife Brigitte. Every detail was done to perfection. The State Dining Room never looked more beautiful, and Washington is abuzz over what an incredible job Melania did.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 25 апреля 2018 г.
This is not the first time that Melania has shrugged off her husband’s advances. The first lady refused to take her husband's hand during a visit to Rome in May 2017, and also swatted away Trump’s hand during a trip to Israel earlier the same year.
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