On Friday morning, Melania Trump graciously gifted Michelle Obama with a token of her gratitude, wrapped neatly inside a Tiffany’s box. However, what by accounts could have been a beautiful moment between the outgoing and incoming First Ladies, was completely ruined by Michelle Obama’s awkward attitude.
Before Donald Trump was sworn in, he and his wife joined the Obamas for tea at the White House, where Melania showed the world she has more class in her little finger than Michelle does in her entire being.
Upon arriving at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Melania gifted Michelle with a present from the high end jewelry store Tiffany’s. Clearly stunned. Michelle could not seem to hide her disdain for the incoming First Lady and the gift she brought.
Michelle immediately tried to hand off the gift, but with no one around to take it from her, Barack eventually grabbed it and said, “Hold on a sec. We will take care of protocol.” Watch the awkward exchange below…
Us Weekly reported:
While exiting her limo, a Ralph Lauren–clad Melania clutched a medium-size Tiffany & Co. box, which she presented to a rather flustered Michelle. With the robin’s-egg-blue present in hand, the outgoing FLOTUS awkwardly looked around for someone — anyone! — to hand the gift off to so the couples could take an official photograph together.
Noticing his wife’s desperation, the president then grabbed the box and attempted to pass it off to an aide. “Hold on a sec,” he said. “We will take care of protocol.”
A present from Tiffany’s is a fitting choice from Mrs. Trump. Not only is the Fifth Avenue store located next to NYC’s Trump Tower, but Donald’s fourth child (with second wife Marla Maples), Tiffany, is reportedly named after the luxury jewelry shop.
The gift shouldn’t be a surprise to Michelle either. In January 2009, when her husband was sworn into the presidency, Michelle, now 53, presented former First Lady Laura Bush with a leather journal and engraved silver pen.
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