People Are Team Melania After She Curves Trump's Hand for the Second Time

US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One upon arrival at Rome's Fiumicino Airport on May 23, 2017. Donald Trump arrived in Rome for a high-profile meeting with Pope Francis in what was his first official trip to Europe since becoming US President. / AFP PHOTO / Filippo MONTEFORTE        (Photo credit should read FILIPPO MONTEFORTE/AFP/Getty Images)

People Are Team Melania After She Curves Trump's Hand for the Second Time

"I can't wait for her to break free and write a tell-all book"

Published May 24, 2017

As part of their international tour, Donald and Melania Trump touched down in Rome on Tuesday. Although the people of Italy seemed very happy to greet the first couple, many could not help but notice an awkward encounter when they first deplaned. 

  1. As the couple walked down the stairs of Air Force One, Melania curved Trump's attempt to hold her hand
  2. The first lady's sleek move did not go unnoticed
  3. Some commented her action was particularly savage due to Trump's rumored fear of stairs

    CNN national correspondent Jeanne Moos once stated Trump "always keeps his eyes on his feet while clutching the railing" of the Air Force One stairs, according to The Hill.

    Moos became fascinated with this theory and asked a White House spokesperson about Trump’s possible bathmophobia — fear of stairs and steep slopes. Although she was told her question was "absurd," the rumor became a wide topic of discussion on the internet.

  4. This is the second time Melania dodged a hand hold with Trump — the first was in Israel

Written by Rachel Herron



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