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Watch Melania Trump (Appear to) Slap Donald Trump’s Hand Away From Hers on a Tarmac in Israel

One imagines that many world leaders throughout history—especially those named Bill Clinton—have made public appearances with their spouses while their relationships, in private, were less than serene. Still, you rarely see tension break through in the way it appears to have done in the video above of Donald and Melania Trump’s arrival in Tel Aviv Monday. To use a few technical terms commonly thrown around in the world of geopolitical analysis: Yikes! Ouch! No bueno!

Melania Trump, of course, does not live in the White House, ostensibly because she is staying with Barron Trump while he finishes his school year in New York City. Also, remember this?


Update, 11:40 a.m.: Haaretz has the slo-mo.

Seems intentional.