Jenny Morrison and Melania Trump share a series of awkward encounters during White House visit – while their world leader husbands continue their bromance
- Jenny Morrison and Melania Trump have shared couple of awkward encounters
- Then two women had an uncomfortable exchange at White House on Friday
- They were unsure whether to shake hands or hug before settling with a kiss
Jenny Morrison and Melania Trump have seemingly shared a series of awkward encounters during the White House visit – as their husbands’ friendship continues to blossom.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and wife Jenny were welcomed by U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania for a official state dinner in the Rose Garden on Friday evening.
But the greeting was marred by an earlier uncomfortable exchange between the two wives, who were unsure of whether to shake hands or hug before they settled on a kiss on each cheek.
Jenny Morrison, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump pose for the camera at an a official state dinner on Friday
Former model Melania, 49, looked tense as she greeted Jenny, 51, with an awkward kiss on the cheek at an arrival ceremony at the White House earlier in the day.
Video footage of the meeting shows Jenny awkwardly extend her hand for a hug and then a handshake, while Melania hovers for a kiss.
The pair caused further rumours of a rift when they stood next to each other for a photo but appeared uncomfortable.
Ahead of Friday evening’s dinner, the women opted for a well-performed kiss on the cheek – in a bid to avoid the earlier confusion.
The reported tension between the ladies has done little to dwindle the blossoming bromance between the two world leaders.
Mr Trump said they would have a great time night celebrating Australia.
Former model Melania, 49, looked tense as she greeted Jenny, 51, with an awkward kiss on the cheek at an arrival ceremony at the White House earlier in the day
‘He’s really something special, we had a special day,’ Mr Trump told Sky News Australia.
‘Australia is a great country, beautiful place… I have a lot of friends from Australia. A very strong, great people.’
Earlier, he dubbed Mr Morrison a ‘man of titanium’ in their first meeting in the president’s Oval Office.
In a reference to George W. Bush’s ‘man of steel’ label for John Howard, the last Australian leader to be honoured with a full state visit to the United States, Mr Trump picked a harder metal.
‘You know, titanium’s much tougher than steel,’ he told reporters at the White House on Friday as Mr Morrison and their wives Melania Trump and Jenny Morrison looked on.
‘He’s a man of titanium, believe me, I have to deal with this guy.
‘You might think he’s a nice guy, OK, he’s a man of real, real strength and a great guy.’
The pair caused further rumours of a rift when they stood next to each other for a photo but appeared uncomfortable
The reported tension between the ladies has done little to dwindle the blossoming bromance between the two world leaders