Melania Trump’s reaction to her husband’s joke about yet another trade dispute with France has prompted some commenters to imply that she might not like his sense of humour at all. The doubts were raised by footage from a joint presser with Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron in Biarritz, where the G7 summit took place. When they spoke about resolving the situation regarding the proposed digital tax that would have hit American digital companies operating in France, POTUS was asked if he could confirm that there had been an agreement on the matter. Donald Trump, however, preferred to respond with a joke.
“I can confirm that the first lady loved your French wine, okay. She loved your French wine, so thank you very much”, he said.
The camera caught her staring at her husband while people around were laughing.
At the presser when asked about his proposed tax on French wine, he waffled, but said he could emphatically state that Melania had loved some French wine last night. The camera switched to Melania who seemed to me to be glowering, as in, don't you Dare speak for Me.— Ellen Dibble (@EllenDibble) August 27, 2019
Did anyone else notice the grimace on Melania's face when Trump said she loved French wine? It was after he was asked whether he would be placing tariffs on French wine.— Kathryn Cusi (@KathrynCusi) August 26, 2019
Some brought up another G7 meme featuring Melania, namely, her kissing Canadian Premier Justin Trudeau, suggesting French wine is not her only favourite on the menu.
The only thing I got out of this press conference was that Melania likes French wine. And Canadian wine, too, I bet. pic.twitter.com/MMkuzRGmDh— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) August 26, 2019
Tell Melania there is no more French wine for her. She’s cut off. She however can have some Canadian Bacon. pic.twitter.com/j1wSPVehR0— ResisTor (@resisTor_2020) August 26, 2019
Others, however, suggested that there is nothing unusual about her expression.
Melania isn't impressed with Trump's comment about French wine https://t.co/6VkFCxPb2L via @MailOnline wTF she always looks confused when someone says her name? Um duh, yes YOU, dumbbell unless your name isn’t Melanie🤔— Pamela-Aries (@pamelarobin) August 26, 2019
Incidentally, Melania Trump was spotted sipping sangria along with Brigitte Macron and wife of Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Jenny Morrison, at a wine shop in a Basque town near the G7 summit in Biarritz just a day before her husband revealed her love of French wines.
Fears that President Trump could hit one of France’s most iconic export commodities flared up right before the G7 summit after he suggested that he could impose tariffs on wine in response to Paris’ digital tax. Following the failure to negotiate an EU-wide digital tax, France announced the introduction of its own national tax, forcing foreign tech firms operating in France via the internet to pay 3% of their annual revenues, with American companies being the hardest hit. However, as Macron stated during the joint presser, he and President Trump had reached a "very good agreement" resolving the situation regarding the controversial tax.