Melania Trump slaps away husband's short, vulgar fingers


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/05/22/melania-trump-slaps-away-husba.html


#2

Her instincts are better than his. That would have been an inappropriate moment for a public display of affection.


#3

That was my guess too. She remembered her training and he was just being needy.


#4

Or in this case a public awkward simulation of affection.


#5

Out of context it’s kinda sad. Here’s this elderly, doddering man who just wants to hold his wife’s hand. No wonder he shouts at things.


#6

I wondered if it was a cultural/respect kind of thing–but who is the other couple? Because the two people beside the president are holding hands.


#7

I think it’s Bibi Netanyahu, prime minister of Israel… Probably safe to follow his lead in this situation (not so much in others).


#8

Seems to me she just wants nothing physical to do with him, which would explain why she lives in a separate state.


#9

Ha! I can’t see their faces well enough here to make a guess and I’m on a self-imposed tv news blackout so my blood pressure stays under control.


#10

Why didn’t he just move on her like a bitch?


#11

He’s famous, yet she didn’t let him do it. Astounding.


#12

I don’t want to hold hands with him either.


#13

I am torn between these two thoughts in her head:

“Why start holding my hand now?”

“Be a big boy, the Israelis won’t hurt you.”


#14

Maybe he was out of tic tacs?


#15

At least it wasn’t as embarrassing as that time on the Jakku visit when she actually had to shout at him to “Stop taking my hand!”

 

 

 

 

(But seriously – how come that’s Rei’s line? I’ll bet Luke’s been itching to say it for years.)


#16

She doesn’t know where his hands have been.


#17

Maybe he thought she was three feet closer than she was.


#18

I wonder if there’s history and slapping his hand away thwarted some other unseemly (worse) behavior. (Senility?)


#19

Or she DID know.


#20

I figure she’s slapping it away so she doesn’t have a stray hand in the picture when she crops it for her Tinder profile.