JERUSALEM (KDKA) – Another day, another media frenzy surrounding President Donald Trump.
On Monday, video from the president’s arrival at an Israeli airport sent the internet into a spiral of jokes and speculation.READ MORE: Allegheny County's 911 Call Center Losing Dispatchers Who Feel Overworked
The center of this new madness? A brief caught-on-camera interaction between Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump.
The widely-shared video shows Trump reaching out in an apparent attempt to hold Melania’s hand before she seemingly swats his hand away.
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Looks like Melania doesn’t want to even hold hands with Donald Trump.
Notice how she slaps his hand away.
Not a good sign from the wife. pic.twitter.com/YeazsFUXav
— Red T Raccoon (@RedTRaccoon) May 22, 2017
Like clockwork, the media seized on the awkward interaction.
— Gizmodo (@Gizmodo) May 22, 2017
— Haaretz.com (@haaretzcom) May 22, 2017
Watch Melania Trump slap away Donald’s hand upon arriving in Israel https://t.co/H0p3CZne1p
— Cosmopolitan UK (@CosmopolitanUK) May 22, 2017
What did Melania’s 5 fingers say to Trump’s hand? SLAP! 😭pic.twitter.com/AY7N46jM9r
— Legends (@LegendsofCH) May 22, 2017
Yet, some scoffed at the harsh evaluation of the interaction, saying it was more of a miscommunication.
No, Melania didn’t slap his hand away. He withdrew the offered hand as she was clearly reaching for it. Let’s don’t be silly.
— Abbie Nonamous (@Abbie_Nonamous) May 22, 2017
@raggapegs She was lagging behind, Trump was signaling her to speed up. She did look annoyed by the gesture however.
— Katarina (@Welly_World) May 22, 2017
Some even said the hyper-focus on the “swat heard round the world” was clear evidence of media picking on President Trump.
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Ut-oh Media, Melania is charming the planet with style, grace and kindness. How are you going to leak this into something terrible?
— Bill Mitchell (@mitchellvii) May 22, 2017