Melania refuses to hold Trump's hand during Israel visit

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News Desk May 23, 2017
US First Lady Melania Trump. PHOTO: AFP

After many viral and bizarre moments in Saudi Arabia during his first foreign tour, Donald Trump landed in Tel Aviv, Israel. In Israel, Trump and his wife Melania were welcomed by Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife after they disembarked from Air Force One.

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As they walked on the tarmac, another viral moment was created for the internet to obsess over. The US president who was walking half a step in front of his wife, reached out behind to hold Melania's hand. However, in a moment captured by cameras from different angles, Melania seems to brush his hand away from hers, not letting him hold her hand.

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Melania has been a source of discussion during her husband's first trip as president. She came under scrutiny when she chose to forego the headscarf while in Saudi Arabia, something her husband had criticised previous First Lady Michelle Obama for doing.

Melania who has chosen to live in New York with son Barron rather than join her husband in the White House has been a topic of scrutiny during Trump's time in office, with many questioning the relationship between the president and the first lady.

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The discussion has not always been negative, though. Previously, Melania was applauded when she seemed to remind her husband to place his hand on his heart during the US national anthem.



Adi Viccaji. | 5 years ago | Reply Also considered too intimate a gesture by some schools of thought among the jews . She has avoided hand holding in Saudia and Israel.
Adi Viccaji. | 5 years ago | Reply CORRECTION : Un desirable in a country like saudi Arabia and considered too intimate a gesture by some schools of thought among the Jews .
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