Video of President Donald Trump‘s arrival in Israel earlier today appears to show First Lady Melania Trump batting his hand away. This came just a few weeks after Twitter users spotted that she Favorited a tweet suggesting she hates the president.
It is possible that Melania wasn’t sure if a Public Display of Affection (PDA) was still frowned upon, since it is in Saudi Arabia. Back in 2010, a man was sentenced to four months in prison and 90 lashes for kissing a woman in a mall there.
There have been theories in the past that Trump and Melania, his third wife, are not on the greatest terms. Even during the inauguration on January 20, Twitter kept a watchful eye on Melania’s face for hints that the marriage is on the rocks. Jezebel even wrote, “Melania Hates Donald: A Theory.”
It didn’t help that the two were so rarely seen together during the first weeks of the Trump Administration, since Melania stayed in New York so their son Barron could finish the school year.
This above tweet was the one Melania Favorited earlier this month using the @MELANIATRUMP Twitter account.
Even when they arrived in Washington the day before the inauguration, Melania wouldn’t take Trump’s hand.
And the photo of Trump walking ahead of Melania, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama went viral the day of the inauguration.
There is also a new Vanity Fair report that claims Melania has a “frosty” relationship with Trump’s favorite daughter Ivanka. However, another source told Vanity Fair that Melania and Ivanka’s relationship is “fine.” Melania is expected to move to Washington full-time after the school year, now that Barron will attend a school in the capital.
Melania will be with Trump for the entirety of the overseas trip, which doesn’t end until May 27. After two days in Israel, they will head to The Vatican, Brussels and Sicily.
Below is a photo of the First Couple holding hands since Trump took office. It was taken in April, when Trump celebrated the National Teacher of the Year winner.
Trump and Melania have been married since 2005 and are the parents of 11-year-old Barron.