A video has shown Melania Trump appearing to refuse to hold husband Donald Trump’s hand as they stepped off Air Force One.
Footage, which has been widely shared online, shows the First Lady, 50, navigating the steps from the presidential aircraft in high heels while trying to hold her dress down in windy conditions.
However, many on social suggested she was giving her 74-year-old husband the cold shoulder as she moved her arm away when he tried to grab hold of it.
The US president appeared to make a second attempt before finally placing his right hand on her lower back.
Twitter users had mixed opinions on the couple’s body language, with one person writing: “Nope. She doesn’t want him touching her.”
Another said: “Or she’s trying to keep her dress down from wind. But you keep doing you”.
The couple, who were travelling with their 14-year-old son, Barron, had arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Washington DC after flying in from New Jersey.
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It is not the first time the First Lady has appeared to reject Mr Trump‘s hand in public.
The former model abruptly pulled her hand out of her husband’s while attending a College Football Championship in New Orleans in January as they stood on the field before singing the National Anthem.
Mr Trump and his family returned to Washington DC on Sunday after his brother Robert died on Saturday at the age of 71 in a New York City hospital.
The president had visited him in hospital the day before and later said in a statement: “He was not just my brother, he was my best friend. He will be greatly missed, but we will meet again.”
His cause of death has not been disclosed, although the businessman reportedly spent at least 10 days in June in the neurosciences intensive care unit at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan.