AMERICA’s Couple. Love it.
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Really. They are ours!
Citizens of the world, take notice!
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As beautiful as the chapel is, what is even more beautiful is the picture Sundance posted of this loving couple. I have a feeling many more folks are going to need a kleenex before the night is over. : )
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I can’t put to words how deeply this photo effected me. I truly love it and am so thankful it was taken and shared.
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Two great men. Two great challenges. Two labors of love.
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I thought I read somewhere that Melania will not hold hands
Ridiculous. I have seen them hold hands a lot.
My “ridiculous” was actually directed at fake news. Several of my friends are asking if they are getting a divorce. 🙄
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Very Fake News.
That is the lying media at it again. They often hold hands. The msm played a clip in Israel that showed her pushing his hand away for some reason and they have made a big deal about it. I hate the msm.
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The holding hands issue that I saw seems to be a no brainer. One – within <30 seconds they were going to be shaking hands with a line of dignitaries. Donald is on Melania's right, why tie up your hand? And two it is hot there, you do not want to have a sticky, hot hand to offer to someone.
There was a breeze so you want your hands free, palms open so they are dry. What was that old saying? You only have a few seconds to make a good impression.
Completely agreed. Melania was reading the situation better than POTUS. He was very smart to marry this woman.
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It’s so bogus. And Melania doesn’t push Trump’s hand away. If one watches THE WHOLE VIDEO carefully, looking at the relative speeds of the hands and the bodies, as well as many other things, this is what happens:
Bibi and Sarah are holding hands. Trump spots it out of the corner of his eyes as his head swivels right. He swings his head left and wants to engage Melania to follow suit, but not only is she too far behind – they are rapidly approaching the end of the procession. The military band is playing – Trump is about to begin shaking hands. Holding hands is a bit “out of protocol” anyway in the presence of military, and I suspect that Melania knows this, too. Bottom line – Melania is flying at 100% by the etiquette book – Trump is trying to ad lib a bit, and but too late in the game, so give him 95% on etiquette but 105% on being gracious by wanting to mimic his host. Still, I think Melania was right to NOT hold hands, and Trump was smart to marry this woman who clearly knows her stuff in formal situations.
Trump reaches back, but Melania is too far back. She speeds up, but it’s too late. Trump begins moving his hand forward rapidly, as now HE knows they’re at the end of the procession.
Melania very STEALTHILY taps his hand as it moves forward, to let him know that she is there, but SMARTLY does not grab his hand, which would worsen the situation by awkwardness, as Trump is about to shake hands with dignitaries and SHE needs to peel away. What she does is close to a “low five”, which I do with my wife, too, but it is not a low-five, in my opinion. It is an etiquette signal.
Of course, the “let’s stand on the chairs” Enemedia, would most likely not understand these finer points after 8 years of “feet on the furniture” Obama. And even if they DID understand, they would feign ignorance, to raise an even more heinous and diabolical narrative.
By the way, my wife has NUMEROUS taps like that, where she thinks I should do or not do something based on etiquette. I pay attention or ignore her based on MY understanding of the situation. We disagree on many finer points – INCLUDING the appropriateness of hand-holding, where she is a major libtard like Trump, and I am a conservative, like Melania. 😉
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I think your assessment of the situation is exactly what most likely occurred. Our First Lady knows etiquette and she did the right thing. I knew there was a good reason behind it. The Trump’s manners are a breath of fresh air after feet on the furniture and chewing the cud and talking while mouth is open.
This is yet another way that our malignant media not only seeks to attack Trump, but at the same time fails to educate because they’re not doing their job. It’s nutty – they passed up a perfectly good teapot tempest about presidential etiquette, which even casts minor doubts toward the left-hated Bibi Netanyahu, just so they could pretend that Trump’s wife is mad at him over feminist nonsense.
Excellent comment, Wolf.
I am like Melania if my husband and I are in a situation where we are ‘on display’…and it’s a ‘serious’ sort of gathering.
When it’s just us together in a public place, it’s okay and doesn’t seem out of place.
My wife will often want to hold hands even in a business situation. Thankfully, everybody thinks she’s a cutie like the Second Lady, so she can get away with almost anything! That is one case where I just do what she wants, even if I cringe a bit! 😉
You are a wise man.
You are probably aware of those two magic words that ensure a happy marriage….”Yes dear”.
Yes, indeed. Graceful concession in the right battles is the key to a long and happy stalemate! 😉
And whenever I say “Yes dear”, my husband says, “Did you just let me win that one?”
To which I reply…”Yes dear”.
The enemedia has our FL slapping the hand of PDJT and then going on about how they hate each other. FAKE NEWS.
At over 500 years old, the Sistine Chapel still draws people to marvel at its beauty.
I visited the Sistine Chapel a little over 2 years ago. It was breathtaking.
Full heart, no words ❤️
If any of you have been there you know there’s more to this place than just art, specially if you are a christian. For me being there was a great experience. I love this picture and I’m very thankful to have this couple in the White House.
That is an amazing pic of an amazing couple! Love that they are holding hands in such an inspiring location!
I visited the Vatican a couple of years ago (with my wife).. The Sistene Chapel is awesome
.It is unfortunate that us peasants can only see it jammed in with a herd of people, and are moved along after brief time… to let the next herd in. I envy President Trump and Melania being able to stand alone/ take their time to take it in.
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I too was in the Sistine Chapel a couple of years ago. Truly amazing and how incredible to be able to view it alone and to have a picture taken…..which is normally not allowed. All of Saint Peters is amazing. I too visited Israel on the same trip. Watching our President and First Lady on this trip was like reviewing my own trip. They make me so proud. Wish the main street media was giving it the coverage it deserves.
Please notice carefully that Mr. and Mrs. Trump are HOLDIN HANDS in the Sisteen(sp?) Chapel photo. So much for CNN’s “hand slap”.
Will the MSM cover this event? They are holding hands!
Not unless they serve ice cream in scoops!
The Renaissance era. Italy’s greatest moment for western civilization.
Italy’s greatest moment for western civilization was creating it, i.e., the Roman Republic and Empire.
The ancient Greeks…don’t forget them! The Romans were all about plumbing, aqueducts, paved roads, winning wars and ruling a vast empire until those pesky Barbarians came roaring through…LOL!
until those pesky Barbarians came roaring through…
Actually the pesky Barbarians were the muslims and NOT the engineering science loving germans!
SEE: Dr. Bill Warner
History of Islam — long but fascinating.
Why We Are Afraid, A 1400 Year Secret
The muslims DESTROY all works of art, libraries… that are not from islam.
The comments are good on the website too:
As a woman lucky enough to have a husband whose joy is to give me joy, when I look at this photo, I cannot help but think POTUS knows the joy he is giving to Melania. Very touching.
There is nothing better than when my DH holds my hand and lovingly strokes it with his finger. It says more than mere words can.
Love those “small” gestures that mean so much. For me, it’s the hanky. He always has one when I need it. Of course, I have a rhett fixation!!!
I have fond memories of hankies. My dad wiped my tears with his. My grandmother gave them to me for presents and crocheted a lacey edge on them. Mom never let me love home without a clean one. Now days it’s Puffs with lotion. For church I still carry a hanky.
Share similar memories.
I made an heirloom hanky for my daughter’s mother in law, as part of a gift the night before her (my daughter’s) wedding.
That was a lovely and thoughtful gesture, Fe. You are such a kind person. It is a joy to read your insightful comments.
That’s what the other back pocket is for… 😂
AND still is!
If you work outside in the heat you sure appreciate COTTON bandanas stuffed in the back pocket (inside a plastic baggy) instead of self-shreding tissues.
Hello My Treepers! It been a long time since I post a comment but have always drop by to read all yours. I just had to post a comment on how beautifully and breath taking this picture of our President Trump and First Lady Melania is. I’ve never been more proud and happy to be an American as I was the day of president Trump’s inauguration. I’m still smiling and sleeping well! Love all you Treepers!
Welcome home ❤️
Just think how fortunate you are to have been given the personal intuitive persona to be able to experience the joy all we Trumpers feel during these moments. Imagine if you were so unfortunate to be trapped in a mind of a libtard. …..no joy, only vile, hate, despair, misery and personal desecration. Yep, what a glorious time for all of us Trumpers right now.
Love you back ad don’t be a stranger!
Now THAT’S a poster!
Whoever took that picture can retire now. It’s all downhill from here.
We don’t know what heights we are still to see from them.
Just an amazing man and woman that we get to cal President and First Lady! Thank you God for this incredible gift!
This is my President and First Lady so much better then that other guy and chewbacca
Our President and First Lady join hands as they face Michelangelo’s breathtaking art depicting The the Second Coming of Christ, where Christ returns to judge all of mankind.
The photo is remarkable–I feel as though I am there with them.
I am so very grateful to sundance for sharing this with us.
Proof that God still loves us despite our failings. It is so great to be alive at this time in history!
If anyone would like to look around at what the Trumps saw here, the Vatican has an interactive website where you can look all around and zoom-in on whatever you’d like to see.
Thank you for posting that photo. What beauty. Hope and change indeed. I will pray for our first family and my President every morning and evening.
God is so good!
Thank God for this wonderful first family, and I thank God that we have lived to see these historic times and share them with such a wonderful community here at the Treehouse.
God bless all you wonderful Treepers, and God bless our First Family!
Your post brought tears to my eyes Deb. It is indeed the goodness of the Lord that has blessed us.
God bless you, my sister.
What a beautiful picture of our loving Trumps. It makes my heart swell to see their hands entwined with the strong love they have for each other. it is so genuine as opposed to the previous couple whose “affection” was a pretense.
How did they get a photo inside the Chapel? When I was there years ago, they wouldn’t allow any photos.
He’s the most important person in the world.
Best pic of Trump45 yet!
Yes, I was thinking the same thing. Fantastic pic.
If Trump was on the DEM side, that pic would be on the cover of all the mags next week (Time, etc), calling for Trump – Man of the Year.
Moving. Thank you. Its now my new screensaver with “relax, I’ve got this” across the bottom
I just came home from a trip to China and in these wee hours I’ve come to CTH and I see this beautiful photo of our POTUS and First Lady standing together gazing at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Wow. That image will sustain me for a while. It may even inoculate me from our mind-numbingly redundant hyperbolic press. THIS is the President who unapologetically puts his Christian faith and Western values on public display. 🙏
Thank You, Mr. President for being a strong honest Leader. Thank you too, Mrs. Trump, for being such an accomplished First Lady. 💗
Can anyone imagine the thoughts that must be running through FLOTUS’ head about now?
Christians in Slovenia starting Easter celebrations
13 Apr 2017
“The predominantly Catholic Slovenia is celebrating Easter…”
“The festivities will end on Easter Monday, which is a public holiday.”
What I wouldn’t have given to spend a little time alone in the Sistine Chapel. Full of people chattering away in Italian and other people constantly trying to shush them up.
Class vs. crass: Last week when The Wookie and King Putt visited, Lovely Michelle went bare-headed and wore an off-the-shoulder blouse — both in defiance of Catholic custom and courtesy. Compare this to Melania’s tailored suit and veil. Nothing like a blast of fresh air to get the stench of rot out of the house. ‘Nuff said.
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