Many viewers had quite the uncomfortable experience watching the disorganized and often nonsensical first Presidential debate between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden.
This debate feels like watching Uncut Gems— Sophia Benoit (@Sophia Benoit) 1601429042.0
And it seems viewers at home weren't the only ones left a bit unsettled by the President's performance.
After the debate was over, both candidates were approached by their wives. Dr. Jill Biden greeted the former Vice President with a warm hug, while Melania Trump gave the President a firm hand-hold.
Did...the Trump awkwardly pat his wife's arm, then see the Bidens warmly hug...and then...take Melania's hand and y… https://t.co/DZVtv1ZHYU— Naoko (When-ko? NOW-ko) (@Naoko (When-ko? NOW-ko)) 1601434871.0
Melania strikes again #Debates2020 https://t.co/t0GI65kV2e— Saint Hoax (@Saint Hoax) 1601490539.0
Watch as Trump and Biden greet their spouses post-debate. And then if you are like me, you can petty-judge the mom… https://t.co/wsLrNJKFS7— HawaiiDelilah™ -- Fully Vaxxed -- (@HawaiiDelilah™ -- Fully Vaxxed --) 1601436950.0
This is far from the first time Melania Trump has been caught giving her husband a less than warm reception.
@SaintHoax https://t.co/loWIeE58IX— 💄👠Møe 🦄 (@💄👠Møe 🦄) 1601492694.0
Many on Twitter found the Trumps' hand-hold hilariously awkward.
@SaintHoax HAHAHHAHAHAHSHHSHSHSHAHAHA— Eliana Soriano (@Eliana Soriano) 1601509728.0
@PrestonTVNews @realDonaldTrump @JoeBiden If I was there I would have said f u Trump.— Wendy Araujo #prayfornickcarter'swife&baby (@Wendy Araujo #prayfornickcarter'swife&baby) 1601434631.0
The President and Melania Trump watched as the Bidens hugged, with the President jerking Melania's hand several times.
Jill Biden shows her husband love and support at the end of the debate. Melania looks like she'd rather hug Joe too.— Neko421 (@Neko421) 1601433788.0
@BuzzFeed Transactional Relationship vs Loving Relationship #BidenHarris2020— Professor Anthony Kalamut (@Professor Anthony Kalamut) 1601507885.0
Many felt Melania's heart didn't seem to be in her greeting.
@BuzzFeed One couple is real. One is not.— Mamacuffy🌈 (@Mamacuffy🌈) 1601506311.0
@BuzzFeed Someone needs to inform Melania that the Signal For Help is a one-handed hand gesture women can use while… https://t.co/M6kQmKznI9— Alicia is Celebrating🇺🇸 (@Alicia is Celebrating🇺🇸) 1601536933.0
@BuzzFeed One wife is there because of love, the other because of legal obligations.— Mr. Steven Jarvis (@Mr. Steven Jarvis) 1601509761.0
By now, Melania Trump should have learned every move is dissected when you appear on live television with the President.
Perhaps things will be a little less awkward at the next debate.