The whole world was watching as President Donald Trump got embarrassed by his own wife this week.
Trump is in the middle of his first major international trip and the cameras were rolling during his embarrassing incident in Israel on Monday. As the president walked across a red carpet, he reaches for First Lady Melania’s hand and she can clearly be seen swatting him away.
Melania just showed the whole world how much respect she has for Donald – none!
The moment was captured on video and internet users quickly started sharing it, along with their own commentary. Check out the highlights, via Twitter:
Melania Trump refusing to hold Trump’s hand after landing in Israel pic.twitter.com/RCVw8ntGxa
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) May 22, 2017
I’m no fan of Melania Trump, but I have to admit that her instinctual, keep-walking-and-look-straight-ahead hand swat was killer
— Gloria Fallon (@GloriaFallon123) May 22, 2017
Most of America feels the same, Melania pic.twitter.com/Ibde9GWm5u
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) May 22, 2017
— BCarrz (@bcarrz) May 23, 2017
President Trump got slapped down moments after touching down in Israel … from the First Lady.
Melania and the Prez were walking away from Air Force One Monday after landing in Tel Aviv … when he reached for her hand, but Melania wasn’t having it.
Who knows why — perhaps a turbulent flight from Saudi Arabia — but she definitely was NOT down for any hand-holding.
Many in the media called Monday’s incident “embarrassing” for the president.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara, rolled out the red carpet for President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump at Ben Gurion International Airport Monday morning, but one moment stood out: a flick of the wrist seen ’round the world.
As the Trumps and the Netanyahus walked the red carpet following a formal welcoming ceremony and remarks, the President seems to reach for his wife’s hand. The first lady appears to swat her husband’s hand away with a visible flick of her wrist.
The White House has not responded to CNN’s request for comment and context on the moment, but the video clip is already going viral.
“Well this is embarrassing,” Israeli publication Haaretz wrote on its official Twitter account with a slow motion clip of the moment. The tweet has nearly 30,000 retweets as of this writing.
Many liberals have criticized Melania in the past and she deserves a lot of that criticism.
However – Melania earned a lot more respect among millions of Americans for her strong showing of independence by swatting away Donald’s hand.