In May 2017, President Donald Trump embarked on his first foreign visit since taking office, and the trip produced so many viral moments, social media could barely keep up. There was the much-memed glowing orb, the questionable bow, and the awkward sword dance, but none of those moments come close to “the swat” seen ’round the world.
Upon arriving direct from Saudi Arabia to Israel, President Trump attempted to take the first lady’s hand while they were walking down the tarmac. Melania Trump clearly swatted away the president’s paw, apparently unaware of the approximately 10 million cameras pointed in her general direction. Oof.
The Daily Beast reminded us that Melania also refused to hold Trump’s hand when they arrived in Washington, D.C. for the inauguration. Is she trying to tell us something, or is she just not into middle-school PDA?