After last night's presidential debate, viewers have spotted a very "awkward" moment between Donald Trump and Melania in which she ripped her hand away from her husband's grip.
The video has now gone viral. Yikes.
The final presidential debate was interesting to say the least.
via: GettyBetween hurling insults at each other, both Joe Biden and Donald Trump were allowed the time to sway undecided voters.
But behind the scenes, things might have been just as bad.
via: GettyEagle-eyes viewers have spotted a very "awkward" interaction between Donald Trump and his wife in which she appears to have ripped her hand away from his grip. And of course, everyone's doing their best to explain what must have happened.
Last night, Donald Trump and Joe Biden met for the last presidential debate less than 2 weeks before election day.
via: GettyAfter months of mounting tensions, Trump and his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, faced each other for one last time.
The debate took place at Belmont University in Nashville, Tennessee...
via: GettyAnd was moderated by NBC News correspondent, Kristen Welker.
It was crucial for both Trump and Biden...
via: GettyBecause, though Biden has a significant lead in the national polls, the gap between him and Trump is gradually reducing in the battleground states.
However, the evening ran a little differently from the other debates.
via: GettyRemember the first presidential debate, wherein Trump and Biden incessantly spoke over and interrupted one another?
It was utterly shambolic, wasn't it?
via: GettyAnd the second debate fared no better.
Following President Trump's coronavirus diagnosis, a virtual debate was pitched...
via: GettyBut, of course, the president refused point-blank to do this. So, in a historic first, the second debate was canceled and both candidates went on to attend their own town hall events - on different channels, at the exact same time.
And, in order for the third event to actually take place (and in an orderly manner...)
via: GettyThe Commission on Presidential Debates came up with a new rule.
The ninety-minute debate was divided into fifteen-minute segments...
via: GettyAnd at the start of each new topic, each candidate had 2 minutes of uninterrupted time during which the opponent’s microphone was firmly switched off.
Both campaigns agreed to the new rule...
via: GettyAnd, as has been done before, the moderator ensured that equal amounts of time were given to both the speakers over the course of the ninety minutes.
Of course, anticipations for this crucial event were high...
via: GettyMainly because this is Trump's last chance to salvage the little reputation he has left.
But, almost instantly...
via: GettyThe president seemed to be struggling with the debate's new "no interruptions" rule.
I mean, we all knew this would happen, didn't we?
via: GettyAdmittedly, Trump allowed Biden to have his say (though this may be thanks to his muted microphone).
But his face really said it all.
via: GettyTrump doesn't have the best poker face in the world and gave away his struggle with silence last night.
And, of course, people were quick to point it out online.
Watching Donald Trump try to control himself is the most hilarious thing ever. His instinct is to interrupt and nev… https://t.co/nGobTWe7EO— FlyntofRWBY (@FlyntofRWBY)1603416034.0
Facial expressions aside, over the course of the debate, several topics were covered.
via: Getty ImagesIncluding the coronavirus pandemic, the environment, immigration, social issues, and foreign policy.
The exchanges were sharp, to say the least.
via: Getty ImagesAnd some even pointed out how much of a calmer performance Trump gave compared to the previous debate.
But it seems as though the drama had already unfolded even before the candidates got to their podiums.
via: GettySo, we all know that before the event begins, both of the nominees stand by the side with their spouses for some quick photographs, and all seemed to be going well.
Biden and his wife, Jill, exchanged hugs as she walked off...
via: GettyHowever, it was a different story on the other side of the room.
Eagle-eyed viewers had spotted the most awkward interaction between Trump and his wife.
via: TwitterDespite the fact that the couple were stood holding hands, as Melania walks away, she tears her hand out of the grip of her husband's. But according to the video, it seems as though he wanted to continue to hold it.
She doesn't even look back at him before striding off the stage.
via: TwitterAnd people couldn't help but point out how unaffectionate their relationship seems... Yikes.
@dpakman It looks like he tossed her hand away and then shoved her forward. ? They are definitely not a loving couple.— Vee Rodz 💙🌊🌊💙 (@Vee Rodz 💙🌊🌊💙)1603424856.0
@vee_rodz @dpakman He's angry because he lost the debate, and he's taking out on her. Typical abuser.— Cat A Lyst (@Cat A Lyst)1603425062.0
@dpakman Wonder how many people who loved to trash the Clintons are just realizing... Bill and Hillary probably hav… https://t.co/fIKS75YSOi— TrumpIsNotReal (@TrumpIsNotReal)1603425431.0
@dpakman Trump looked like HE pushed her arm away and that gave her a shove. He’s pissed.— **SoCalGirl** (@**SoCalGirl**)1603424863.0
@SoCalGirl1208 @dpakman She pulls her hand and arm towards her--so she is pulling away, whereupon he drops her hand… https://t.co/3IMhsDNOE3— veronicalpw (@veronicalpw)1603425317.0
@dpakman That's priceless! 😅🤡😂 I believe that Melania would vote Biden just to piss off trump. 😋— jose aranda (@jose aranda)1603424725.0
@dpakman Looks like he throws her hand as she turns away. Either way this guy is greatly upset over an obvious blowout of a debate.— ✨ MARZ ✨ (@✨ MARZ ✨)1603424980.0
@dpakman Correction: She rips her hand away from Donald Trump *AND WIPES HER HAND ON HER DRESS— Tricia O'Kelley (@Tricia O'Kelley)1603424970.0
@dpakman Almost looks like he’s close to shoving her.— Antifascist Kraken 🦑 (@Antifascist Kraken 🦑)1603425121.0
@dpakman Did I see @DrBiden reaching for @JoeBiden to walk off together? Awww...a couple that actually love each other! 😊— Susannah M (@Susannah M)1603429668.0
@dpakman You gotta wonder if she’s even voting for him...— Benj Haisch (@Benj Haisch)1603424773.0
Here's the full video so you can have a look for yourselves:
LOL, in this video Joe Biden tries to wave to Trump, but Trump doesn't even acknowledge it and then Melania rips he… https://t.co/5l8bd2dv2N— David Pakman (@David Pakman)1603424552.0