Donald Trump was one of our most divisive presidents in American history. But one thing even his haters can agree on is that Trump could be very, very entertaining… even when it was completely by accident.
In fact, Trump’s whole family was a seemingly endless source of amusing and embarrassing moments, and some of the best ones were captured on video. If you’re ready for more than a few laughs, keep reading to discover the most embarrassing Trump family moments captured on camera!
Donald Trump stares at the sun during solar eclipse
When it comes to embarrassing Donald Trump moments, his defenders usually say there is more context to what is going on. That all we would need to see is a longer clip or a different angle to make something truly awkward look normal.
But that’s not the case here. This video shows Donald Trump staring at the sun during a solar eclipse without wearing protective glasses. This is a dangerous move that can blind a person, and it’s something we literally teach children to avoid doing back in kindergarten.
Melania makes a face when Ivanka comes onstage
How does Melania Trump actually feel about Ivanka? In public, they are always very cordial with each other. But some of Melania’s reactions make us wonder how Melania and Ivanka Trump really feel about each other.
For example, this video captures the exact moment that Ivanka joins Donald and Melania Trump on stage at the Republican National Convention in August 2020. Melania smiles warmly at Ivanka when she walks past her. But, look closely: as soon as Ivanka walks by, Melania frowns and makes a face like Ivanka just said something awful to her!
We can only imagine this led to a fairly awkward conversation behind closed doors once the rally was over!
Donald Trump removes the smile from Melania’s face
Sure, everyone is wondering how Melania Trump feels about Ivanka. However, the bigger question may be how she feels about her husband! Or really, just what did he say to her to cause the reaction caught on camera above?
In this video clip of Trump’s inauguration in 2017, we can see Melania offering Donald a very tight smile when he turns to face her. But the millisecond that Trump turns back around, Melania’s face drops and looks troubled.
Just what did Donald say to her to cause such a reaction in his wife? Some have speculated that Donald was actually saying something friendly to Ivanka, who was standing behind Melania — then said “Not you” to his wife, who thought he was speaking to her.
Ivanka awkwardly tries to converse with world leaders at G20
Like the word “fetch” in Mean Girls, Donald Trump just kept trying to make Ivanka Trump happen. She took on increasingly prominent roles in the White House and on the global stage despite arguably not having many qualifications for what she was doing.
This culminated in her attending the G20 summit in July 2019 and trying to mingle with world leaders. It is awkward to watch Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, French President Emmanuel Macron, IMF chairwoman Christine Lagarde, and British Prime Minister Theresa May mostly ignore her, but it gets worse. Later, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had to nudge Ivanka out of the way when was trying to join a photo opportunity.
Melania swats Donald’s hand away
How do you gauge how healthy a relationship between husband and wife is? Ask any married couple and they will tell you: the devil is in the details!
For example, this clip shows Donald Trump reaching for Melania’s hand while on a trip to Israel in 2017. Without breaking her stride, Melania immediately slaps his hand away.
The message is clear: the last thing Melania wants is to be touched by her husband!
Donald Trump Jr. heckled at book launch
Donald Trump Jr. has never quite filled the shoes of his famous father. So he has tried to branch out with other activities, including writing a book.
However, at the book launch in 2019, things rapidly spiraled out of control. As this video shows, Don Jr. refused to take questions from the audience, leading the audience to heckle him and his girlfriend to come to his rescue.
The ultimate irony? The name of the book is Triggered: How the Left Thrives on Hate and Wants to Silence Us. But all it took was the possibility of questions to “trigger” Junior, and he did his best to silence possible critics before they could ask him any embarrassing questions.
Donald Trump leaves Melania in the rain
We kind of expect Donald Trump to be casually cruel to political opponents like Hillary Clinton. But was anybody expecting him to treat his wife with wild indifference?
To see what we’re talking about, check out this clip of Donald and Melania before they head out to survey storm damage in both Florida and Georgia in October 2018. Initially, Donald tries to protect her from the elements with his umbrella, but he soon leaves her to get soaked.
Why? Because he saw a camera, of course!
Donald Trump’s hair blows in the wind
Of course, this wasn’t the first time the weather was responsible for an embarrassing Trump family moment.
In April 2018, President Trump was on his way from Maryland to West Virginia to discuss tax reform. Unfortunately for him, while boarding Air Force One, a particularly gusty wind wreaked havoc on his hair.
The resulting video and photographs made for some very amusing shots of his blond locks out of control!
Melania goes viral with Justin Trudeau
Melania made headlines at the G7 summit in August 2019 in Biarritz, France. That’s because still photographs of this moment where she greets Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau with air kisses look more salacious than it really was.
The unintentional embarrassing moment lead to the popular hashtag #MelaniaLovesTrudeau on social media.