Melania's legs dominate photos clicked during Trump's conference with Ecuadorian President in Oval Office
Most of the photos showed the FLOTUS' legs, either prominently or out of focus in the front of the frame
Reporters from major publications seemed to be fixated on Melania Trump's bare legs as many of the photos from a brief press conference during President Donald Trump's meeting with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno were taken with her toned calves in the frame.
The photos, many of which showed the First Lady's legs, either prominently or out of focus in the front of the frame, were taken by AFP and Reuters photographers on Wednesday, February 12, when reporters and photographers jammed into the Oval Office for a small conference.
For the high-profile event, Melania chose to wear a $7,700 snake-print Salvatore Ferragamo pencil skirt, which she paired with a white sweater and a bold green coat that was slung over her shoulders. Dusty pink heels completed her look, as she sported her signature flawlessly blown-dried hair. Despite the chilly temperatures in Washington, D.C., the mother-of-one chose not to wear tights or any other form of protective clothing underneath her knee-length skirt.
Her choice to brave the cold also meant that her tanned legs were on display during the press event when she was sitting on a couch arranged perpendicular to the two leaders. According to Daily Mail, it was wholly possible that her legs ending up on multiple pictures was merely a coincidence as the reporters competed with one another to get a shot of the POTUS speaking at the time.
Moreno became the first chief of state from a South American country to meet with a US President in 17 years in Washington. Trump said that his administration was working on a trade deal with Ecuador.
"They have incredible product," Trump said. "They grow it and they make it and we like it - and they need our product. We are working on great deals. We're working on military options including the purchase of a lot of our military equipment."
Moreno also promised to mend ties between his country and the US. "Ecuador has, after having gone through very hard times, and especially in regards to its international relationships, has decided to come together again with the international community and refresh relationship," he said. "We need to remember that the US is the main trading partner for Ecuador."