Trump's awkward moment with Melania after presidential debate

Brooke Rolfe
·News Reporter
·2-min read

The First Lady of the United States has once again refused to hold her husband Donald Trump’s hand in yet another on-camera cringeworthy moment.

The couple were leaving the stage following the final presidential debate when Melania Trump paced ahead of the US president before ripping her hand away from his.

Trump, seemingly downtrodden by the bold move, falls behind his wife before reaching out and pushing her in the back.

Photo shows Melania and Donald leaving the stage after the debate.
Melania Trump ripped her hand away from Donald Trump as they left the stage. Source: Twitter

Eagle-eyed viewers were fast to notice the awkward moment, taking to Twitter to share clips and speculate on what actually happened.

Some claimed a masked Melania wiped her hand on the back of her dress after pulling it away from Trump, who walked off the Belmont University stage maskless.

It wasn’t the only cringeworthy moment at the conclusion of the debate, with the Trumps snubbing a friendly wave goodbye from democratic challenger Joe Biden.

The First Lady, 50, has developed somewhat of a reputation for her frosty antics surrounding public displays of affection towards her husband.

She pulled a similar stunt in August when walking down the steps of Air Force One, fuelling speculation that she is not a fan of her 74-year-old husband touching her.

The second and final presidential debate ran far smoother, with Trump seemingly adopting a completely different tactic following disastrous feedback after the first debate.

His demeanour was calmer and interruptions were far and few between, with each candidate's microphone silenced to allow the other to make two minutes of opening remarks at the beginning of each 15-minute segment.

Photo shows a close up of Melania pulling her hand away from Donald.
The awkward moment was spotted by eagle-eyed viewers and discussed on Twitter. Source: Twitter

Both microphones were turned on to allow a back and forth after the opening remarks.

The men interrupted each other far less frequently, even as they clashed on issues ranging from the coronavirus to crime to global warming.

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