Donald Trump shook his wife’s hand at an event at at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.
The 72-year-old attended the army base with former-model Melania.
After Melania introduced her husband the president thanked her with a handshake and directed her offstage.
Many online commentators seemed to find the choice of formal greeting strange for a couple.Related articles
GETTYDonald Trump news: What awkward handshake with Melania really means
Donald Trump news: What awkward handshake with Melania really means
TV personality Grant Stern posted on Twitter: “Nothing says I love you my wife like a firm handshake and false pleasantries.”
A body language expert has given their view on what the handshake really meant exclusively to Express.co.uk.
“This greeting ritual with Melania shows both husband and wife snap into a greeting and dismissing ritual that would have looked more at home in a Beauty pageant of the 1970s,” Judi said.