The former US President suffered what onlookers deemed an awkward snub throughout a go to to Israel as Mrs Trump appeared to keep away from holding arms with him. A physique language professional has interpreted the state of affairs as an indication Mrs Trump could possibly be the dominant associate in the connection.
Judi James, a physique language professional, claimed the previous mannequin may have been reminding Mr Trump “of the rules”.
Commenting on footage from the 2017 journey, Ms James stated: “Everyone thought Melania was some sort of victim or complete walkover for her alpha male husband but this swatting gesture suggested she was anything but.
“Melania was possibly the one in the relationship who understood all the protocols of the job of President and it was clear from this body language that she took a very dominant stance when it came to enforcing them and reminding her husband of the rules when they were on a visit.”
Ms James stated Mrs Trump may have hid the hand motion however selected to “swat” his hand as a substitute, displaying an “unfriendly gesture”.
“The remarkable thing was the way in which she enforced those rules,” she added.
“For a couple as well-established in a long relationship like these two are a very subtle nudge that would have been invisible to the public should have been enough but Melania really swats Donald’s hand away in what looks like a rather dominant and unfriendly gesture that would be easily visible to the cameras.”
Asked whether or not Mrs Trump is the dominant associate, Ms James stated “interestingly, yes I think she might be.”
The professional added: “I wouldn’t see her wielding a lot energy in Trump’s business career however I believe she actually did appear to step up as soon as they have been in the White House, particularly close to the election after they noticed she was such a well-liked asset.