'Not seeing a lot of hand-holding': CNN remarks on Trump and Melania's chilly public appearance
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump via screen grab.

On Friday, President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania set off for Ohio, where they are scheduled to visit a neo-natal unit. The visit is likely part of Melania's advocacy for babies with neo-natal abstinence syndrome, a condition some experts say is poorly understood and wrongly conflated with addiction.


But Melania has not always been by the president's side as his sex scandals have rocked the news cycle.

CNN news anchor Ana Cabrero tracked the first lady's movements this week.

"First Lady Melania Trump has been going about her business as usual ... alone," noted CNN anchor Ana Cabrero. "But today she departed with the president for Ohio. It was their first appearance together."

Reporter Kate Bennett pointed out that Melania isn't always by her husband's side when there's a scandal.

"It's sort of typical for her when these headlines come up to sort of stay behind the scenes, be stoic, be quiet," Bennett said. But she's signaled her displeasure in the past.

"Remember she took that different motorcade to the state of the union after the Stormy Daniels story broke and with the Karen McDougal story she also peeled off to her own car rather than do this actual walk that we're seeing right now with the president."

"It must be difficult for her to have this story not go away."

"This is an awkward day for the two of them to be together we're not watching any hand holding here and again, the First Lady is quiet."

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