The president and first lady landed in Israel on Monday morning during Trump’s first international trip while in office. As the pair walked down the tarmac in Tel Aviv, Trump reached out for his wife’s hand, and she swatted it away. POTUS then used his rejected hand to adjust his tie. Smooth move, Mr. President.
Melania’s slap-back did not go unnoticed. Twitter is abuzz with reactions to the moment; with many praising FLOTUS for ignoring her husband’s hand and encouraging her to continue avoiding him because of his disrespectful behavior. Some are calling it the #swatheardaroundtheworld.
Here is a roundup of some of the best tweets.
We are all Melania. https://t.co/w8hH29dZfF
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) May 22, 2017
I am obsessed with Melania. She's absolutely done with that monster. pic.twitter.com/eGKkqoy1pi
— HannahJane Parkinson (@ladyhaja) May 22, 2017
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
Melania isn't even pretending. Wow. https://t.co/Bexf9GwZl6
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) May 22, 2017
— Jenna Amatulli (@ohheyjenna) May 22, 2017
— Ripple (@dharmadude) May 22, 2017
— J. K. Upping (@kj_downing) May 22, 2017
— kitty grabs back (@kittygrabsback) May 22, 2017
— Rich Evans (@_neppie_) May 22, 2017
— Steven Zaczkowski (@RuggerTex5) May 22, 2017
Most of America feels the same, Melania pic.twitter.com/Ibde9GWm5u
— Karen Civil (@KarenCivil) May 22, 2017
@raggapegs Trump looked over, saw they were holding hands, tried to do the same with Melania and she was like nope ????
— Sarah Cooper (@sarahcpr) May 22, 2017
@raggapegs She is really showing her disgust for Trump. Though I'm surprised he attempted to hold her hand, usually he leaves Melania miles behind..
— Matt Brownfield (@Bad_Writer0111) May 22, 2017