Did Melania Trump really bat Donald's hand away on Israel trip?

And though the video from Monday might have looked a little harsh-if she, in fact, was slapping away his hand-perhaps turnabout is fair play.

Melania Trump has coolly snubbed her husband for the second day in a row, literally leaving him hanging as the couple disembarked Air Force One in Rome.

President Trump arrived in Israel overnight for a whistle-stop visit, but before he had a chance to get down to the business of peace in the Middle East he seemingly had a battle of domestic diplomacy with his wife to contend with first.

The incident took place when the couple walked side by side with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara Netanyahu, who were holding hands.

On another occasion, she was seen nudging the President, reminding him to keep his hand on his heart during the national anthem.

According to Israeli publication Haaretz, while walking on the tarmac at the Tel Aviv airport, Mr Trump was told Mrs Netanyahu was a big fan of the American First Lady.

"Because, the majority of the people of Israel, unlike the media, they love us", she continued, gesturing toward the cameras.

Did Melania Trump really slap away her husband's hand as they touched down in Israel?

While the Netanyahus happily walked hand in hand along the red carpet, their guests did not.

  • Larry Hoffman