US President Donald Trump is being vilified on social media after recent photos appearing to show him “hogging” an umbrella and leaving his wife, First Lady Melania Trump, to get soaked in the rain went viral.
The President was spotted in what some Twitter users are calling an “unchivalrous” move as he and Melania were heading across the White House lawn, towards the President’s Marine One helicopter.
The pair were due to look at the “total devastation” that Hurricane Michael wreaked upon the state’s Panhandle, particularly Florida. The head of state headed to meet with survivors, provide water and assure them that providing food and safety for them is the utmost priority.
The President and the First Lady shared a rather large umbrella as they sauntered across the lawn. As the President stopped to speak to reporters, he moved closer to the microphones and left his wife without shelter.
Twitter users came out to flame the President as soon as the photos were published online. One netizen wrote, “Trump standing with the massive umbrella over him while his wife gets rained on just says so much,” as another said: “Trump being an unchivalrous ass**** and hogging the umbrella, as per usual.”
Yet another Twitter user jibed, “It’s because his hair is going to melt off,” as someone else commented, “That woman is the definition of a long-suffering wife.”