Video: Trump Ditches Melania to Board Air Force One in Bad Weather

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Watch Trump ditch his wife in bad weather to board Air Force One

There's a lot to parse in this video.


David Covucci

Internet Culture

Posted on Mar 2, 2018   Updated on May 21, 2021, 11:01 pm CDT

The east coast is currently being savaged by a Nor’easter, with Washington, D.C. getting hit by 60-mph-plus winds. Under those conditions, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump boarded Air Force One to head to the funeral for Rev. Billy Graham.

But Trump, who prefers the warmth of Florida to the winters of D.C., had no patience for the weather, hauling it up the stairs of Air Force One, leaving his wife to fend for herself in the wind.

Twitter swiftly took note.

But there’s something else notable about the video. Watch it again:

It’s the windiest day in D.C. in years. Trees have been downed across the area. And not two weeks ago, Trump’s hair set the internet asunder when it flapped in the breeze and revealed his scalp.

Today, it didn’t move a millimeter.

Someone definitely told him about that video.

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*First Published: Mar 2, 2018, 10:37 am CST