At a Friday night event held at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, First Lady Melania Melania gave a speech introducing her husband. What followed has set the internet abuzz.
Following Melania’s introduction, the president Proceeded to thank her by firmly shaking her hand then shove her off stage by motioning for her to sit down.
The awkward moment sent social media into overdrive.
“By far the most awkward husband/wife encounter I’ve evr witnessed was just now when Trump shook Melania’s hand at the podium,” wrote one Twitter user as video the incident went viral. “Hug her, dude!”
Another commented, “Nothing says I love you my wife like a firm handshake and false pleasantries.”
Watch the video and read the responses below:
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
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
Nothing says I love you my wife like a firm handshake and false pleasantries.
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) September 16, 2017
Did he give a slight push out the way? pic.twitter.com/Dh6iT8DAAy
— Diya Khothule (@BKLYN_Diya) September 16, 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
my husband and I just shook hands goodnight just to try it and OMG IT IS SO WEIRD!!!! WTH?!?!?
— Megan Mak. (@meggitymak) September 16, 2017
At Andrews Air Force Base, Trump greets his wife, Melania, with a handshake. Their's is a financial ARRANGEMENT, not a marriage. pic.twitter.com/4DoLsyNnLy
— Cornelia (@PaladinCornelia) September 16, 2017
Ah yes, a handshake, so intimate, thank you very much husband sir, my misery is palpable, solid deal sir
— MelaniaTrumpFLOTUS (@TrumpFlotus) September 16, 2017