A very brief history of Melania’s resistance to holding Donald Trump’s hand.
Donald Trump has a problem with fidelity. In the early ‘90s, Donald’s affair with Marla Maples while he was married to his first wife, Ivana, was all over the tabloids. So Melania probably wasn’t too shocked to learn that her husband’s facing credible allegations of having affairs with a porn star and a Playboy Playmate (respectively) shortly after Melania gave birth to Barron in 2006.
She has been mostly silent about the recent accusations against her husband, but she’s made a point of passive-aggressively communicating her anger in public.
On more than one occasion, she has refused to hold her husband’s hand in view of the media. As a former model, Melania may know the power of body language, and she has no problem sending a clear message when the couple is in front of the cameras.
On Tuesday, April 24, as the Trumps welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte to the White House, Donald tried to subtly hold Melania’s hand… but she wouldn’t have it. So, like a high school kid on his first date, he tried again with his pinky, to no avail.
Melania finally relented by presenting him with a floppy hand for his seemingly desperate claw.
First Lady Melania Trump had another awkward hand-holding moment with husband Donald Trump as they welcomed French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte. pic.twitter.com/RyWEhi8uYE— People (@people) April 24, 2018\n
People on social media joked that Melania’s rejection of his affections forced Trump to be overly handsy with Macron. The two shared some rather awkward embraces at a series of events, with Trump even brushing dandruff off the French president’s shoulder at one point.
Because Melania won’t hold his hand. pic.twitter.com/MGyJnpxBrh— ᴤɪʟʟʏ ᴛʀᴜᴍᴘ ᴍᴇᴍᴇᴤ (@SillyTrumpMemes) April 24, 2018\n
The latest meeting between French President Emmanuel Macron and President Donald Trump featured one prominent thing — a lot of incredibly awkward touching.#TrumpMacron #Trump #France #marcon #usaidTransforms #USA20 #American pic.twitter.com/zSBhR0AVlo— zonedex.com (@zonedexblogs) April 25, 2018\n
Melania revealed her trademark hand slap in Israel last year.
She has also shown she can exit Air Force One without her husband’s assistance.
MELANIA WON'T HOLD HIS TINY HANDS AND ITS AMAZING pic.twitter.com/jzLAS9alie— Niko Hernandez (@nikohernandez23) May 23, 2017\n
Recently, she even tried to pull her hand away from her husband during an event for Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
Last year Melania DID NOT want to hold his hand either!!!— Sassy Camel Co (@sassycamelco) April 24, 2018\n
The only thing Trump has stayed consistent for 1 year, Melania still wants NOTHING to do with HIM!!! pic.twitter.com/GOcq2whJ3u