The relationship between Pres. Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump has been subject to a huge amount of speculation. We know that he cheats on his wife and abuses women, because he admitted as much. link Some allege Trump is abusive.
What is certain is he keeps disrespecting her over and over again. The most recent example came this weekend, when Trump and the First Lady were photographed leaving Air Force one, descending on the steps.
Trump walked down the stairs alone, leaving her behind:
He is on the ground saluting and schmoozing, while Melania is still descending the steps.
Twitter users were quick to react:
The Huffington Post even spoke to a pair of body language experts about the Trumps’ relationship. The HuffPo quoted internationally acclaimed etiquette expert Jacqueline Whitmore. Whitmore said:
“In the photographs, what we’re clearly seeing is that Donald Trump is walking not just one stair ahead, not two stairs ahead, but a few feet ahead. She’s not being accompanied by him,” Whitmore explained. “If you look at some of the old photos of Ronald and Nancy Reagan or the Obamas, they are very close together. In other words, they’re a unit, they’re a couple, they’re engaging in this activity together.”
We all remember the same scenario play out just before the inauguration — except this time around, the Obamas weren’t around to help Melania out.