‘No hug?’ Trump, Melania share awkward handshake before he ushers her off stage
Donald Trump has had his fair share of awkward handshakes in his seven months as President.
However, his latest one — with his own wife — has social media astounded at the lack of warmth between the couple.
The US First Lady introduces her husband on stage at an event at Joint Base Andrews. He thanks her with a handshake. pic.twitter.com/fPQNoMpnWa— Caitriona Perry (@CaitrionaPerry) September 15, 2017
Melania Trump was introducing her husband at a US Air Force event on Friday.
As he came to the stage, instead of a kiss on the cheek for his beloved, he gave her an awkward handshake, told her “thank you”, and seemingly shoved her off the stage muttering “you go and sit down now”.
Social media users were perhaps as dumbfounded as Mrs Trump looked.
By far the most awkward husband/wife encounter I've evr witnessed was just now when Trump shook Melania's hand at the podium. Hug her, dude!— natalie (@nataliehaddad_) September 15, 2017
Trump greets Melania with a polite handshake and, didn't you notice, a firm shove offstage. https://t.co/OVc7PLcC0x— Linda Wouldn't Know (@Lindlee) September 16, 2017