Melania Trump slaps President Donald's hand away on Israel visit

  • 23/05/2017

Video has emerged of the moment US President Donald Trump appears to have his hand slapped away by First Lady Melania during a visit to Israel.

In the footage, the pair can be seen exiting Air Force One and are accompanied onto the tarmac at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara.

However, as he is invited to greet a number of waiting dignitaries and ministers, Mr Trump reaches out behind him in what appears to be an attempt to get her to hold his hand - but she refuses, swatting it away.

The moment was in full view of cameras and those standing on the tarmac, but that didn't prevent her from doing it - although that may be because she didn't think there was anything in it.

The moment is the latest in a series of interactions between President Trump and First Lady Melania that have been deemed to portray their relationship in a negative light.

At Mr Trump's inauguration, a frosty glance at the ground was interpreted by some as a sign she felt trapped in the marriage.