Former president Trump together with his wife Melania were seen at the Atlanta Braves World Series baseball game on Saturday evening with one camera catching the former first lady’s smile quickly drain away from her face.
It came just as the crowd had been cheering for the couple who even joined in the Braves signature ‘Tomahawk’ gesture prior to the start of the game.
Trump and Melania were both seen to be smiling broadly with the former president looking comfortable as he gestured and pointed to spectators who were waving back to him.
Melania Trump was appearing alongside her husband at a World Series baseball game
The former First Lady appeared happy together with her husband when suddenly the smile drained from her face
Although it only lasted a split second, Melania’s face turned stone cold while her husband continued to point, gesture and wave at those in the crowd
The moves were familiar to anyone watching his campaign rallies in the past, but to Melania it appeared to bring some raw memories to the surface.
While television cameras were trained on the couple, Melania suddenly appeared to grow tired of the wave and point routine, and quickly turned away, rolling her eyes and her signature smile gone in an instant.
It didn’t take long before social media users attempted to diagnose what might be troubling her.
‘Simply miserable’ wrote one. ‘That looks like a happy marriage for sure,’ added another.
‘That’s the face a woman makes when the guy beside her makes her sick,’ Tweeted one user.
‘So much joy, you’re gonna get tired of all the joy,’ joked another using one of Donald Trump’s old lines when he talked about ‘winning’.
‘She married it because she thought it would be a step up. She has no idea how far down it has taken her,’ wrote Kim Steed.
‘This must be after he said FU to her. We all remember that,’ suggested Kendra Hernandez.
Trump stood beside former first lady Melania, as they chopped away with fans before the game between the Atlanta Braves and Houston Astros from a private suite.
It was the first time Melania has been seen in public since July, when she was spotted leaving the Trump Tower in New York City with son Barron, and the first time she had been seen with her husband since April.
Saturday night’s outing for the former First Couple was the first time they had been pictured together since Easter.
Melania’s sudden mood swings have been documented before, most famously at his 2017 inauguration when just before taking the oath of office, her look turned to one of severity despite seconds earlier smiling broadly at her husband.
On several other occasions, attempts by the former president to hold her hand have been soundly swatted away by Melania.
Melania Trump appeared to refuse to hold her husband Donald’s hand as they disembarked from Air Force One in Washington DC in August 2016
The president reached out again, but Melania kept her hand tucked tightly against her skirt
The First Lady appeared to pull her hand away from her husband’s grasp while disembarking Air Force One in 2018
There was an awkward moment at last year’s Republican National Convention when Melania appeared to swerve a kiss from her husband
This isn’t the first time that Melania’s behavior toward her husband in public has prompted speculation about the state of their marriage.
Back in January 2020, cameras caught the first lady appearing to reject Donald’s attempt to hold her hand as they stood on the field at the College Football Championship in New Orleans.
The following month the couple were seen disembarking from Air Force One when Donald reached out for Melania’s hand, not realizing that she had tucked it inside her coat.
Perhaps the most famous example was in April 2018, in the wake of revelations that Donald had an affair with porn star Stormy Daniels and had paid her to keep silent.
In that incident, the couple were attending a state ceremony on the White House Lawn when Donald began extending his pinkie finger in an obvious signal that he wanted to hold Melania’s hand.
Melania seemed to ignore his invitation and kept her hand pinned to her side as Donald awkwardly grabbed onto it.
She was then seen shuffling sideways away from her husband, as if to move out of his reach.
Former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania perform the tomahawk chop before for Game 4 of baseball’s World Series between the Houston Astros and the Atlanta Braves
This year, the 51-year-old former First Lady has only been seen out and about a dozen times since the Trumps left the White House in January of this year – after which Melania has seemingly tried to maintain a much more private lifestyle.
Images taken by guests at the Palm Beach resort and shared on social media show Melania and Donald, 75, sitting side-by-side at a round table outdoors at one of Mar-a-Lago’s restaurants in April, with the mother-of-one looking chic in an elegant sleeveless dress.
For the most part, Melania appears to have been relishing a much more private lifestyle since leaving the White House at the start of the year.
She seldom makes appearances in the nine months that she has been living in Florida with her husband and their 15-year-old son, Barron.
She also appeared to miss her husband’s 75th birthday in June.
There she is! Melania Trump made her second appearance of the week on Wednesday night, when she was seen enjoying dinner with her husband Donald at Mar-a-Lago in Florida
Donald and Melania Trump are shown arriving for a dinner in Mar-A-Lago in video posted on Instagram on April 10th, 2021
Donald Trump and Melania Trump have rarely been seen pictured together this year. They were last pictured in public at an Easter event at Mar-a-Lago at the start of April