As they walked the red carpet on the way to deliver speeches, the president tried to take his wife's hand only for her to seemingly deny him by slapping it away in front of the cameras.
This is not the first awkward interaction between the president and Melania that the media have captured and speculated upon.
When Trump was inaugurated in January, cameras captured a moment that aroused astonishment and speculation. Melanie Trump seemed to be smiling at her husband, but the second he looked away her expression immediately changed from a smile to a stone-cold stare.
Trump was also criticized for not helping Melania out of the car when they arrived at the White House on the day of his inauguration, as both Barack and Michelle Obama helped her up the stairs.
Foreign media outlets have repeatedly focused on the relationship between Trump and Melania, speculating over whether Melania is happy in her new role and in the marriage.