US president Donald Trump and his wife Melania are visiting Israel and were at the Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod, near Tel Aviv when a public spat of sorts caught on video became an instant global sensation. In the short clip, Israeli PM Benjamin “Bibi” Netanyahu and his wife along with Trump and Melania are walking down an isle. While Netanyahu and his wife are holding hands. Melania was walking a little behind everyone, when Trump reached back, but this ‘sweet gesture’ did not go down well with Mrs Trump as his hand was duly swatted away by her.
LOL! Melania in Tel Aviv is as MISERABLE, as Melania in the U.S. Watch her push away the CREEP’s hand. PRICELESS????????????This guy is DISGUSTING! pic.twitter.com/lhR1JdTi1m
— Voice of Reason (@raggapegs) May 22, 2017
All well in the family Trump? Perhaps. Needless to say, the comments on the social media were quite colourful, to say the least. As far as the President’s trip was concerned, it definitely must have taken some sheen off it, but he made sure that he did not show it.
— Gerry Stergiopoulos (@GerryGreek) May 22, 2017
However, as far as Twitter is concerned, it is all abuzz. While some have refused to read too much into it, others have gone ahead and made dire predictions. Twitterati are even speculating whether “Melania hates Donald Trump”.
Do you know how many times my wife had slapped my hand away cause we had an argument? It's called being MARRIED. Lol!
— !????????! Rob (@RobC351) May 22, 2017
And this setback did not come in isolation. Not many hours ago, Trump became the butt of jokes/ memes for his photo of the day, Where Trump along with First Lady Melania Trump, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are seen with their hands placed on a glowing ball.Twitterati had a field day, placing comic characters and Lord of the Rings’ Saruman into the picture!
— FixIt_Fitz (@fixit_fitz) May 22, 2017
Clearly, the first foreign outing by President Trump has not gone down well on the personal front at least.