Horror handshake: Twitter digs Melania’s facial expression during Putin meeting

Horror handshake: Twitter digs Melania’s facial expression during Putin meeting
Melania Trump was secretly horrified by a handshake with Russian President Vladimir Putin, according to some eagle-eyed viewers who believe video footage of her facial expression during the introduction gave the game away.

The US first lady was accompanying US President Donald Trump to Helsinki for a meeting with Putin and participated in some of the visit’s official events. The ‘revealing’ episode occured when the presidential couple arrived at the Finnish Presidential Palace and met the Russian leader.

Hunting for Melania’s facial expressions and gestures for an insight into her husband’s personality has been a sport for some people, although they mostly focus on signs of possible marital problems. A professional model, she is no stranger to maintaining a public face for the camera lense and changing it when no longer the focus of attention.

If she is secretly terrified by Putin, Melania is a master of subterfuge, having sat next to him at dinner while chatting during their previous meeting at a G20 summit. Some netizens believe Melania is actually a Russian spy. Putin said he has not tried to recruit the first lady.

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