After a video of Melania swatting away Donald Trump’s hand in Riyadh went viral a few days ago, the first lady did it once again as the couple landed in Rome as part of US President’s maiden international trip. In another video posted on Twitter, Trump can be seen waving a hand at the crowd before reaching out for Melania who once again, snubbed the US President and instead proceeded to tuck her hair in. The President, to hide the snub, then touched her on the back. The incident triggered sniggers and instantly led to generation of memes on Twitter, as reported by news agency ANI.
Watch the incident here:
Trump and Melania arrive to Rome AF1 ???? pic.twitter.com/JjXzgM6Ox3
— Daniella Diaz (@DaniellaMicaela) May 23, 2017
A couple of days ago, a similar incident happened in Israel when walking down the red carpet at Israel’s Ben Gurion airport with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, the President had tried to hold Melania’s hand, only to be swatted away in full view of cameras. Responding to the incident, former White House photographer Pete Souza took to Instagram to remind how the previous presidential couple held hands. He posted a photo of former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama from 2015. The click showed the Obamas holding hands during an event at the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, marking the 50th Anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches.
Here’s the image posted by Pete Souza:
During his visit to Israel, Trump spent his time close to open microphones, giving the world a small glimpse into his private banter with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, according to a report by news agency AP. The reported added that Trump thanked Mrs. Netanyahu for arranging a hospital tour with Mrs. Trump, where both women met with a mixed group of Arab and Jewish children. “We kind of make, bring a smile to the children,'” Mrs. Netanyahu said. As they all got up to take a picture, Netanyahu boasted that he is serving his fourth term as prime minister and then presented the first couple a gift: a 150-year-old bible.