- Donald and Melania Trump's marriage is under the scrutiny of body language experts
- This precedes an awkward moment the two had on stage together
In September 2017 the president of the US had a strange moment on stage with his wife after she introduced him at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
Melania introduced her husband to the military audience and invited him to take the stage. Donald obliged, walking up to his wife, but then awkwardly shook her hard before dismissing her off the stage.
Now body language experts are suggesting that the strange handshake could possibly mean trouble for the couple, and explained how they could have avoided that embarrassment.
"It makes them look like their marriage is in jeopardy," said body language specialist, Dr. Lillian Glass.
She further stated that apart from fueling the gossip about their relationship, the incident makes the couple look "horrible." She argued that such behavior made it look like they were doing it just for a show, and weren't really in it.
Glass also noted that the embarrassing moment might have been a result of Trump and Melania's lack of experience in diplomatic customs, meaning that their lack of understanding of military protocol might have played a role in their clumsiness.
"Many politicians know what to do, they know how to act, or they’ve been in similar situations before with foreign activities and also with the military," Glass added.
However, Trump had no idea as he isn't from a political or diplomatic background. Glass has offered advice to the Trumps about taking guidance of a 'chief of protocol' before attending such formal events or other important public appearances.
This is not the first time that the President and the First Lady have been caught up in an awkward situation during a public appearance.
Recently, social media was flooded with videos of Melania slapping away her husband's hand when he tried to reach out for her while walking to a diplomatic event in Tel Aviv.