Donald Trump is paying a visit to the state of Ohio to promote the Republicans’ tax bill. First Lady Melania Trump will also be joining her husband on this trip to visit Cincinnati Children’s to learn about the opioid crisis.
But just before they departed from the White House, the two were spotted walking toward Air Force One. As the press began to take pictures, Trump stopped mid-walk to push Melania aside so that the cameras would draw all of their focus on him. Trump, who is notoriously known for stealing the spotlight, waved to the cameras and smiled while Melania looked as though she wanted to flee the scene completely.
Watch the footage courtesy of NBC News, below:
WATCH: President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump depart the White House on their way to Ohio pic.twitter.com/unoZ5xyEXN
— NBC News (@NBCNews) February 5, 2018
Also, it appears as if Trump is attempting to reach for his wife’s hand, but she pulls it behind her, avoiding contact. Many have speculated that Melania may have worn a long coat to camouflage her hands from Trump’s sight. Nonetheless, Twitter comments were pouring in:
I figured it out! She won’t use sleeves because she doesn’t want him to reach for her hand
— American Gaudy™ (@SolemnAutumn) February 5, 2018
I guess he didn't want her blocking the camera's view of him.
— Debra Montanaro (@montanaro_debra) February 5, 2018
She is a prop…a paid for and delivered prop…
— AmandiFansNation (@AmandiFanNation) February 5, 2018
If you ask me she deserves everything she gets. That’s what happens when you marry for money. How anyone can lay down with this sub-human piece of garbage with not one redeeming quality is beyond me.
— Dan Fleck (@savagedadio) February 5, 2018
Am I seeing this right: he reaches for her hand, she pulls it behind her, he still tries to get it, but when she pushes it so far behind her under her coat it trips him up and he has to make that weird move behind her? Plus she wore her coat so that her hands were covered.
— 🚲Peter W Beadle🚲 (@pwbnyc) February 5, 2018
Also note that she carries her handbag in the hand closet to him – thereby avoiding holding hands.
— katlat (@Kathlatini) February 5, 2018
History has proven that Donald Trump treats his wife like a mere object he can toy with. The narcissist-in-chief can’t stand not being in the spotlight. Then again, Melania knew what she was in for when she married Donald. In his eyes, she is nothing but a trophy wife, no matter how many accomplishments she makes as a First Lady.