First Lady, Melania Trump was forced to give her husband President Donald Trump a gentle nudge to remind him when it appears he forgot to place his hand on his heart during the National Anthem. The awkward moment was caught on camera.
During the annual Easter Egg Roll on Monday, President Trump and First Lady Melania, together with their son Barron, welcomed an estimated 21,000 guests on the Truman Balcony at the White House.
Melania and son Barron raise their hands to during National Anthem, while Donald Trump forgets.
As the national anthem played, Melania and their son Barron immediately placed their hands over their hearts while Trump continues to smile and look ahead. When Melania noticed this, she subtly nudged her husband to remind him of the tradition, saving the president from further embarrassment.
Donald Trump quickly corrects himself.
Melania and Donald had made a special appearance to thank service members at the huge event where 21,000 people had been invited.
The elegant First Lady, dressed in a pale pink dress and matching slip-on shoes, said: “As we renew this tradition, thank you for joining us on behalf of the President and Barron. We wish you great fun, and a beautiful day is coming ahead of us.”
Unfazed, Donald made a short speech about the state of nation before turning to the day’s activities.
“We’re going to come out and join you and enjoy your company for a roll, a great Easter egg roll. And I don’t know if people are going to be successful, but I know a lot of people down there are going to be successful. I’ve seen those kids, and they’re highly, highly competitive.”
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Eagle-eyed viewers went to Facebook and Twitter to ridicule the president about the quick nudge. Most people criticized President Trump for forgetting to lift his hand during the singing of the Star Spangled Banner.
In accordance with the US Flag Code everyone is required to properly address the flag – whether during the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem – to place their right hand over their hearts.
This is not the first time a president was criticized for not lifting a hand during the singing of the national anthem. Former President Barack Obama reportedly refused to place his hand over his heart during renditions of the Star Spangled Banner over the course of his 8-year presidency. Barack Obama was also criticized when he forgot to salute a marine.
WikiLeaks Reveals the ISIS Tunnels the US Just Bombed Were Actually Built by the CIA
WikiLeaks alleges that the Afghan caves and bunkers that the US just bombed were built by the Central Intelligence Agency in the 1980s.
The US government recently bombed eastern Afghanistan. The massive GBU-43 bomb was used. However, WikiLeaks is making an equally explosive claim about the incident. While US defense officials have highlighted the mission as a crucial move against terrorism, WikiLeaks is saying that the US government is actually just destroying its own creation.
Evidently, the attack supposedly targeted the caves and bunkers that were being used by fighters of the terrorist group Islamic State. The ISIS branch operating in Afghanistan and Pakistan is known as ISIS-K. The "K" refers to Khorasan, which is the ancient name of the area where Afghanistan belongs.
The $314-million GBU-43 bomb is definitely a tool for mass destruction.
America Just Dropped The ‘Mother Of All Bombs’ On ISIS In Afghanistan
The GPS-guided Massive Ordnance Air Blast or the “Mother Of All Bombs” is the largest nonnuclear bomb in the US arsenal.
The United States just dropped a massive 21,600-pound bomb for the first time in history. The target, according to Pentagon, is the Islamic State in Afghanistan.
In an issued statement, the US Central Command said, "At 7:32 p.m. local time today, US forces - Afghanistan conducted a strike on an ISIS-K tunnel complex in Achin district, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, as part of ongoing efforts to defeat ISIS-K in Afghanistan in 2017."
The GPS-guided Massive Ordnance Air Blast or the “Mother Of All Bombs” is the US’ largest nonnuclear bomb.
Trump Declares He Will Eliminate North Korea ‘Menace’ With or Without China’s Help
“We are sending an armada,” the US President said.
US President Donald Trump recently had two meetings with Xi Jinping, his Chinese counterpart, and among the things discussed was the nuclear threat being posed by North Korea. According to Trump, the US intends to use its forces to solve the problem. China, on the other hand, wants to go for a more peaceful approach.
Shortly after the meeting, Trump shared “President Xi wants to do the right thing. We had a very good bonding, I think we had a very good chemistry together, I think he wants to help us with North Korea.”