An ‘awkward’ exchange between US First Ladies

It hasn’t taken the internet very long to find something to grab hold of during President Trump inauguration and run
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It hasn’t taken the internet very long to find something to grab hold of during President Trump inauguration and run with it. 

Before the official ceremony, outgoing President Obama and First Lady Michelle welcomed Mr Trump and his wife Melania to the White House for the official handover.  While Trump was going over the protocol with Trump, Melania handed Michelle a gift that has been labelled as an awkward exchange.

Many on social media have run with the joke.

The box was a blue Tiffany box.  Tiffany is one of the marquee stores in Trump Tower in New York City.  It was a pleasant and gracious gift that the online community has chosen to make a moment.

  1. Lucinda  

    Honestly, how petty !!!! She didn’t have to give the ‘former’ first lady anything. All Michelle had to do was be gracious, smile and say ‘Thank You’.. So much more on the world’s mind, then the presenting of a gift at the wrong time. Although Melania may have had an awkward moment, I am sure she will make a lovely “1St” Lady.. If I would have received the gift, especially the FLOTUS, I would have been grinning from ear to ear. So much for public relations. Don’t worry Melania, your where she wishes she still was! Smile and wave, your going to be more then fine!

    • robyn cok  

      Really, petty, do you actually know what went on or are you assuming from what the media has printed and reported. I am sure that Michelle Obama is happy to be leaving so that her life is no longer picked to pieces by people who have no idea at all. She has made a great 1st lady standing alongside a very good president……….and I don’t even live in america and can see that. Comparing the two woman is pathetic.

  2. Makere Hikairo  

    it wasnt an awkward moments its what the media wants to make of it,,,and dont turn Michelle into a witch my goodness what is wrong with everyone The Obamas didnt lose lthe election they did two terms in offtice and thats the limit for any president, Stop turning this into a them and us,

  3. chris  

    OMG GET OVER YOURSELF MICHELLE, SHE GAVE YOU A GIFT , SAY THANK YOU INSTEAD OF TURNING YOUR SNOOTY NOSE UP, TIME WE STOPPED SEEING YOU AND OBAMA YOUR NOT A NICE WOMAN, MELANIA GRACIOUSLY, GAVE U A GIFT HAVE THE DECENCY TO ACCEPT , SMILE THEN PISS OFF

  4. Caz.  

    Michelle was not being rude. Melania just chose an awkward moment to give her a gift when they were actually there for a photo shoot. Michelle was just trying to find an aide or someone to hold it for her. Nobody in the wrong here. Just awkward moments that we’ve all had. Stop being mean spirited, people.

  5. Jenny  

    I think it demonstrated a lack of class and respect on Melania Trump. If it was a genuine gesture of thanks why leave it in Tiffany packaging and give it to Michelle in front of cameras? Surely she could have given the gift out of public view? Perhaps they got a deal from Tiffany to give it on tv. A bit like Ivanka flogging her jewellery using a photo of the Trump family on 60 minutes. The Trump are all flash & cash and don’t know how to seperate self marketing from their public activities and roles.

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