Did the first lady just swat away the president's hand?

Posted May 23, 2017

A video of the two arriving in Israel on Monday has gone viral.

At the time, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu was holding hands with wife, Sara, beside the Trumps.

As the Trumps walked away from Air Force One on the Israeli tarmac, the president was seen reaching for his wife's hand. This incident was clear that Melania was sending her husband a message in front of the whole world. After a few cringe-inducing seconds, Melania swatted Trump's hand away. She gently nudged him to place his hand on his heart as the national anthem played during the White House Easter Egg Roll last month.

The First Lady, who reportedly won "rave reviews" from the Saudi press over the weekend, brought a little attitude once she touched down with the Trump entourage in Israel.

Just ahead of the president's overseas tour - his first foreign trip as president - the first lady announced her plans to join.

Perhaps Trump thought it was a bad moment to hold hands, or perhaps there's something more there.

Trump soon found himself defending an Oval Office meeting on May 10 when he disclosed classified information about an Islamic State threat to the Russian former minister and ambassador to the United States. The story alleges that Melania Trump is quite protective of her husband and how he's portrayed in the media. "So when we are in NY, [our schedule] didn't change much, and I want to keep it that way because I'm at home raising my child".

"Every woman knows what that means", Jedediah Bila said through chuckles.