WATCH: Melania slaps Trump when he tries to hold her hand
TEL AVIV: US President Donald Trump began Israel trip yesterday, but what hogged the media limelight was the most awkward sight showing Melania Trump’s apparent snub to her husband.
The US President and First Lady Melania touched down in Israel — the second stop on their current international tour — where they were greeted at Tel Aviv airport by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara.
While the Netanyahus happily walked hand in hand along the red carpet, their guests did not. At one point, the US President reached for the hand of his wife of 12 years, but Melania swatted him away with her own hand.
Video of the moment has gone viral. The White House has not responded to requests for comment.
“Well this is embarrassing,” Israeli publication Haaretz wrote on its official Twitter account with a slow motion clip of the moment.
Here’s the clip
Reactions on Twitter
LOL! Melania in Tel Aviv is as MISERABLE, as Melania in the U.S. Watch her push away the CREEP’s hand. PRICELESS😂😂😂This guy is DISGUSTING! pic.twitter.com/lhR1JdTi1m
— Voice of Reason (@raggapegs) May 22, 2017
— Pwhammy (@Pwhammy2) May 22, 2017
He only tried to hold her hand after he saw Bibi and his wife holding hands. He was like, “Wait, is this how humans act? Melania!” https://t.co/pMLwbbNQj4
— Kara Calavera (@KaraCalavera) May 22, 2017
— Steven Zaczkowski (@RuggerTex5) May 22, 2017