Donald and Melania Trump were visiting Dayton, Ohio, earlier this week to pay their respects to victims of the horrific mass shooting.
But a strange interaction between the two has set social media alight, with viewers furious at POTUS’ “demeaning” gesture.
In a clip of the incident, the US President is seen standing outside a car.
He then turns to his right and starts patting his leg.
Melania then comes into view and appears to take the patting as an instruction to come towards her husband.
The pair walk off together before the video comes to an end.
Matt Dinan posted the footage to Twitter on August 7, with the caption: “Did Trump just call over Melania as if she’s a dog?”
One viewer agreed, saying: “He sure did.”
“Not sure what’s worse: that he did that or that she responded,” another wrote.
A third claimed Trump’s actions were “demeaning” while a fourth simply commented: “F***ing amazing.”
It is not the first time an interaction between the world’s most powerful couple has sparked conversation online.
Viewers claimed the US President “snubbed” Melania as he visited the Japanese Emperor.