Donald Trump’s relationship with his wife Melania has been put under the microscope since he was elected president of the United States.
And following Trump’s inauguration, the public have pointed out his reluctance to show Melania affection in public.
Body language experts have revealed the simple reason why: Trump wants to be viewed as an alpha male.
“Typically a hand-hold shows a couple as a unit”, body language expert Patti Wood told the Mail Online.
“But to me, I think he’s saying ‘I want to be seen as the president on my own’, which is very much alpha.
“He doesn’t want to do it in public. It’s very clear that she does, she would like that. That would make her feel connected and she would get some of that power and confidence, and he’s saying, “No, not in public.’”
Melania is living at Trump Tower with their 10-year-old son, Barron, while he attends school.