Politics | May 23, 2017 2:12 pm

Melania Again Refuses President Trump’s Extended Hand

Video shows the First Lady apparently rebuffing his efforts for second day in a row.

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.
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. (Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty)
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First Lady Melania Trump has rejected her husband’s outstretched hand for the second time in as many days, video appears to show, just moments after the couple touched down in Rome on Tuesday.

It’s being interpreted on social media as a sign of national crisis—or at least a marital crisis.

Footage of Melania’s “swat,” in which she appeared to flick away her husband’s attempt at reaching out for her hand after the couple landed in Israel on Monday, has gone viral since it was posted to Twitter.

This second video appears to show that Melania still would prefer to keep her hands to herself.