Did Melania Trump Really Swat Her Husband's Hand Away?

It's been noted on social media that the president appeared to reach for the first lady's hand, but only got her sleeve.

Did the first lady really swat the president's hand away again? 

Some sharp-eyed social media users are convinced President Trump reached for his wife's hand only to be rejected as the pair left the White House for Ohio Monday. 

The first lady also wore an overcoat draped over her shoulders, which has led many to speculate whether she is doing so intentionally to make holding her hand more difficult. 


Melania Trump also appeared to swat her husband’s hand away during a state visit to Israel last May, which led many media outlets to question their marriage.

Fox News' Howard Kurtz has penned a book about President Trump's relationship with the press, whom Kurtz says is "almost part of the opposition party." 

In his new book, Media Madness: Donald Trump, The Press, and the War Over the Truth, Kurtz told Inside Edition there's an "unprecedented hostility" between the press and the commander in chief.

Click Here to Read An Excerpt from Howard Kurtz's 'Media Madness'

“He kind of gets it from both sides," Kurtz said. "He doesn't have a lot of friends in the media and of course he plays on that by constantly attacking the media – ‘fake news, fake news, fake news,’ I think a little too much, but it does get his base excited,” he told Inside Edition. 

So, is the first lady swatting the president's hand away just more fake news? Only the president and first lady know for sure.

The White House has not responded to the latest allegations of hand swatting by the first lady.