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Melania Trump Shoots A Glare At Her Husband On TV (Video)

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Television cameras caught the first lady shooting a glare at her husband during a White House event (video below). 

Video of President Donald Trump's speech shows first lady Melania Trump glaring at her husband before eventually cracking a smile during his speech at a Hispanic Heritage Month event at the White House on Oct. 6.

During his speech, the president put on an accent to pronounce Puerto Rico before eventually pronouncing the island's name in his normal voice.

"We're also praying for the people of Pueeeeerto Rico. We love Pueeeeerto Rico. Pueeeeeerto Rico. And we also love Porto Rico," the president said.

Trump's accent got laughs from the crowd of Hispanic leaders, reports The Associated Press. Later statements of support for Puerto Rico's hurricane recovery elicited cheers. 

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As soon as the president put on the accent, the first lady, standing at his side, glared at the back of his head.

Perhaps she wasn't sure if he was joking or not, suggests a report from Metro. 

But once the laughs started, Melania Trump was all smiles. 

It's not the first time the first lady has publicly shown displeasure with her husband. In May 2017, during an trip to Israel, the president attempted to hold her hand, only to have his hand slapped away, according to Slate.

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The first lady may have been right to worry about Trump using Puerto Rico for a laugh line. 

The president has recently come under fire for his lackluster initial response to the damage done by Hurricane Maria and his visit to the island did little to quiet his critics. 

Trump drew mockery and scorn for throwing rolls of paper towels into a crowd like he was shooting free-throws in basketball. 

He told assembled Puerto Rican officials that recover efforts on the island had thrown the national budget "a little out of whack," according to Metro.

The president also compared the death toll on the island to a "real catastrophe like [Hurricane] Katrina," saying officials should be very proud that only 16 people had died. 

Since the president's visit, the death toll has risen to 36 and is expected to continue to rise as means of communication on the island are restored, according to NPR.

On Oct. 8, the president congratulated himself on Twitter for the federal response to Puerto Rico's devastation saying, "Nobody could have done what I've done for #PuertoRico with so little appreciation. So much work!"

Trump's relationship with Hispanics has been strained since the early days of his candidacy when he called Mexicans rapists and drug dealers and proposed building a wall between Mexico and the U.S. 

Sources: Metro, AP via ABC News, NPR, Donald J. Trump/Twitter, Slate / Featured Image: U.S. Army Sgt. Kalie Jones/DoD/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Pvt. Gabriel Silva/U.S. Army, Melania Trump/Twitter

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