By Kayleigh Roberts published
The inauguration of our 45th president was—by virtue of how controversial he is and/or by virtue of how obsessive the internet is—one of the most pored-over events in recent memory. Which is why, days later, we have this new little nugget to present.
The clip, spotted and circulated by Twitter user @Marv_Vien, shows First Lady Melania Trump smiling at her husband during the swearing-in ceremony—only to drop into a deep frown the moment he turns away:
pic.twitter.com/IDrGPkJQSlJanuary 23, 2017
While some people have suggested the clip might have been doctored or manipulated, Refinery29 points out that it can be seen happening in real time two hours and 51 minutes into this video of the inauguration:
The moment is just legitimately sad, and when things on the internet evoke strong feelings, going viral is basically inevitable. If this clip is making you feel feels, you're not alone.
this is sad. RT @SavageJoeBiden: Can y'all please look at Melania face when Trump turns around 😭😭😭 pic.twitter.com/elBqTcEDQNJanuary 24, 2017
@LifelnWords: Can y'all please look at Melania's face when Trump turns around 😂😭😭 pic.twitter.com/rXC2t4nx01 So SAD!https://t.co/KXA4BaFQAzJanuary 24, 2017
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Kayleigh Roberts is the weekend editor at Marie Claire, covering celebrity and entertainment news, from actual royals like Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle to Hollywood royalty, like Katie Holmes and Chrissy Teigen. She’s a Ravenclaw who would do great things in Slytherin. To learn more about her, google “Leslie Knope eating salad GIF.
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