Donald Trump leaves Melania standing out on the White House driveway and she literally shrugs
First Lady Melania Trump and Babisova simply looked at each other, laughed, and shrugged their shoulders before following their husbands into the White House
Donald Trump has never really one been to follow protocol and unfortunately, he was caught doing it again on camera. The American President and the Czech prime minister Andrej Babis were caught on video while awkwardly abandoning their respective wives on the White House driveway, and have been mocked for the same ever since.
The video clip shows the Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and his wife, Monika Babisova, arriving at the White House, while Trump and his wife Melania waited for him. As the first couple of the Czech Republic got out of their car, they were greeted by the president on the red carpet leading into the White House, as per Daily Mail.
As soon as the SUV pulled away, Trump and Babis are seen shaking hands. However, contrary to their wives' expectations, the two men walk straight into the White House, instead of going back to their spouses to stand next to them for a photo op.
Meanwhile, First Lady Melania Trump and Babisova simply looked at each other, laughed, and shrugged their shoulders before following their husbands into the White House. This small gesture from the women sent Twitterati fuming at what they said was the lack of manners shown by the two leaders toward their wives.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania welcomed Prime Minister Andrej Babis and Mrs. Monika Babisova of the Czech Republic for their first official visit to the White House pic.twitter.com/Gq6RL8n47t— POLITICO (@politico) March 7, 2019
"Don't embarrass us, Donald. What am I saying? Of course you will!" tweeted one user. Another user by the name Pamela Alsop tweeted: "Neither of those men have decent manners!" "The first ladies treated like a second class companion," tweeted another. "Nothing new from Donald Trump."
"Trump just has NO MANNERS!" tweeted Pam Adams. One Twitter user joked: "Left ladies outside with the Marines...u don't ever want to leave your ladies with Marines." "Happy International Women's Day, Melania and Monika!...Or not..." tweeted another.
It was reminiscent of the morning of his inauguration when Trump didn’t wait for his wife — or help her out of the car, or take her arm — before greeting the then-President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama. Instead, Melania walked up alone, a few paces behind her husband.
Now, this show of bad manners from the POTUS comes after it was reported that he failed to mention his wife even once on their wedding anniversary on Tuesday, January 22. Nonetheless, he sent 13 separate tweets on various issues concerning the nation on the day. The commander-in-chief began the day tweeting about Nick Sandmann, then proceeded to quote Fox News regarding the ongoing partial US government shutdown, among other agendas, leaving Twitterati upset that First Lady Melania did not get a single mention on their special day.