‘She’s over it’: Videos and photos show Melania delighted to be out of White House


Former US first lady Melania Trump was filmed walking away from her husband Donald Trump moments after they landed in Florida to begin their life outside of the White House, in footage that has been viewed millions of times.

When they landed in Florida, to move in to Mr Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, Joe Biden was less than an hour away from taking the oath of office to succeed him as US president.

Mr Trump waved and smiled at the waiting press when he exited the plane, but Ms Trump appeared to grimace as she walked out of shot while being filmed for the final time as the US first lady.

The footage of Ms Trump walking away from her husband on the tarmac in Florida has been viewed more than four million times in the day since it was posted online.

The Lincoln Project captioned the clip: “If ‘I’m over it’ were a person.”

That sentiment was echoed by numerous other Twitter users, with @FESAUGUSTOS captioning the clip: “Melania said: My contract to pretend ended 7 min ago.”

User @diegoebarros wrote: “Melania is totally done. She already quit posing,” while GQ correspondent Julia Loffe joked: “Who knew Melania had such excellent comic timing.”

Other clips and images of Ms Trump from Wednesday caused a stir on social media.

Several images showing Donald Trump Jr, Eric Trump and Ivanka Trump emotional while watching their father’s farewell address were shared on social media, while Ms Trump was seen smiling as they boarded Air Force one to leave for Florida.

Twitter user @roflo83 reacted to Ms Trump smiling, by writing: “She looks so happy,” while @chronicann tweeted: “Melania with a genuine smile.”

Numerous users placed the images of Mr Trump’s children looking emotional and Ms Trump smiling next to each other to show the seemingly different emotions on the day.

Ms Trump was also seen smiling as she walked down the steps of Air Force One for the final time as the couple touched down in Florida. She had changed her outfit on the plane from an all-black ensemble to an orange-emblazoned Gucci dress.

Wednesday was not the first time Melania had caused a stir with a smile, as Mr Trump appeared to ask her to grin while visiting a church in June.

In footage taken of the visit to the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in June, Mr Trump was filmed briefly saying something to Ms Trump, before smiling for the photographers who were documenting their visit.

He then seemed to notice that she was not smiling, and spoke to her again before Ms Trump then forced a quick smile and walked away with her husband.

Ms Trump was also filmed on multiple occasions refusing to hold her husband’s hand, causing him to be repeatedly mocked on social media.

The former president and former first lady were the first outgoing couple from the White House to not attend their successor’s inauguration in nearly 160 years, as they decided to skip it on Wednesday morning.

Mr Trump is expected back in Washington, DC in the coming months, as he faces a Senate impeachment trial for his role in inciting the Capitol riots on 6 January.



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