It’s still hard to believe that Donald Trump is president, right? I’m sure I’m not the only one. But while many of us continue to fear for our rights, calling and writing Congress, and marching in the streets, we can’t help but take notice of the First Lady. While certainly no Michelle Obama (Michelle, we love you!), many of us are still unsure of what to make of Melania Trump. Many argue that she’s as complicit as Ivanka and all others in Trump’s inner circle. But everyone just caught this public WHATTT when Melania hand slap Trump’s hand, in an act that’s giving us all a bit of hope.
If you haven’t seen the clip yet, it’s a brief but inspiring moment. Considering our current president’s, ahem, personality, it was exactly the kind of blow to his ego many of us enjoy seeing. The Trumps had just landed in Tel Aviv and were walking away from Air Force One when The Donald reached out for Melania’s hand. Note that it didn’t really appear like a genuinely kind gesture, like when you look over at your beloved for a bit of affection. He was already walking ahead of her and speaking with Prime Minister Netanyahu (who did appear to be holding his wife’s hand, or at the very least was walking by her side). Perhaps Trump was following suit, or maybe he just trying to make sure she was keeping up.
Regardless, the clip clearly shows Melania slapping Trump’s hand away, wanting nothing to do with it. Here’s the clip:
It appears First Lady Melania Trump slaps away Pres. Trump's hand as he reaches to hold it while on tarmac in Israel pic.twitter.com/rWsYlrEJeS
— Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) May 22, 2017
Cold hearted? Nah. I know I’ve had fights with my own husband before and probably made a move like that. But that also meant I wasn’t feeling it at the time. Maybe Melania and Donald had just had an argument while on the plane. Or maybe she really does want nothing to do with him, as some reports have said in the past. According to Us Weekly, the two sleep in separate bedrooms, or at the very least in separate beds—that is, when they’re actually in the same city.
Honestly though, who could blame her? Especially after that other rather depressing incident where Trump clearly laid into her to the point you can almost see her heart breaking:
— Marv (@marv_vien) January 23, 2017
I think this tweet sums it up best:
@nwarikoo I'm starting to like her.
— Humanity Strong ™ (@HumanityStrong) May 22, 2017
Update: Y’all SHE DID IT AGAIN!
When in Rome… pic.twitter.com/QnW7bl4IRg
— Amanda Wills (@AmandaWills) May 23, 2017
(Image: Twitter / @nwarikoo)