Melania leaves Trump alone on Florida tarmac: 'Totally done'

Sarah Carty
·Lifestyle Editor
·3-min read

Despite putting on a united front when they left the White House, things looked a lot different when Melania and Donald Trump landed in Florida just a short time later.

A video posted online shows the duo exiting Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport, before they walked across the tarmac on their way to Mar-a-Lago Club.

WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA - JANUARY 20: Outgoing U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport on the way to Mar-a-Lago Club on January 20, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Trump left Washington, DC on the last day of his administration before Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
Former U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump exit Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport on the way to Mar-a-Lago Club. Photo: Getty Images

However, while Donald stopped to give his supporters a wave, Melania, dressed in a Gucci dress, simply kept walking, leaving Trump standing alone.

“Melania is totally done. She already quit posing,” the video was captioned.

“She is so done with him,” another person said, while another added: “She’s so over it”.

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Outgoing US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump step off Air Force One as they arrive at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, on January 20, 2021. - President Trump and the First Lady travel to their Mar-a-Lago golf club residence in Palm Beach, Florida, and will not attend the inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden.
Melania changed into a Gucci dress for her appearance in Florida. Photo: Getty Images

Earlier in the day, Melania and Trump put on somewhat of a united front when left the White House to board Air Force One.

Dressed in a black skirt and top, with huge Jackie O shades hiding her expression, Melania allowed her husband, Donald Trump, to grab on tightly to her hand, a move one body language expert says tells us a lot about the Trump’s marriage.

“Melania’s elegant and Sphinx-like body language can be one-dimensional but over the four years in the White House she has famously suffered moments of body language leakage when that Lightning Smile has appeared directed at her step-daughter or when she has been seen to swat Trump’s hand away," Judi said,” Judi James told The Mirror.

Outgoing US President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania arrive at Palm Beach International Airport in West Palm Beach, Florida, on January 20, 2021. - President Trump and the First Lady travel to their Mar-a-Lago golf club residence in Palm Beach, Florida, and will not attend the inauguration for President-elect Joe Biden.
While Donald stopped to wave to the crowd, Melania walked straight to the waiting car. Photo: Getty Images
First Lady Melania Trump exits Air Force One at the Palm Beach International Airport on the way to the Mar-a-Lago resort on January 20, 2020 in West Palm Beach, Florida. Trump left Washington, DC on the last day of his administration before Joe Biden was sworn-in as the 46th president of the United States.
Melania gave fans a small wave as she got into the car. Photo: Getty Images

"Today though, Trump reached for his wife’s gloved hand with a firm grab and there were no arguments from her.

"He did appear to need both her and the hand clasp in a way that he didn't coming into office."

Speaking to Yahoo Lifestyle, body language expert Elly Johnson noted the distinct difference between Melania and Trump’s appearance at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland and Joe and Jill Biden’s inauguration appearance.

“There is a distinct difference between the body language displays of Donald and Melania Trump vs Joe and Jill Biden,” she said.

US President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and their family walk up Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House in Washington, DC, after Biden and Kamala Harris were sworn in at the US Capitol on January 20, 2021.
US President Joe Biden, First Lady Jill Biden and their family walk up Pennsylvania Avenue towards the White House in Washington. Photo: Getty Images
US President Joe Biden (C L) hugs First Lady Jill Biden as they arrive at the White House in Washington, DC, on January 20, 2021.
Joe and Jill Biden shared a tender moment during the inauguration. Photo: Getty Images

“The Trumps have always looked as if they have an obligation to touch or kiss at times, rather than it looking like a natural gesture of connection or love. The Biden’s on the other hand have already demonstrated a closeness and a more natural and loving connection style.

“The Biden’s appear genuinely happy and proud of their achievement and not afraid to show the emotions that come with such an important moment in time. Jill is clearly proud of her husband and is showing that through her facial expressions and warm body language.”

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