I’ve been staring at this photo for 20 minutes now. Are his fingers interlocking from the top? Is this a polyhedron in three dimensions stellated to form n dimensions a la M. C. Escher? A trompe l’oeil in which the skin has merged into a color field with fingernails sticking out? Or does her entire fist fit all the way around his baby-sized fingers?


In any case, today FLOTUS or her body double was once again trotted out to another official appearance, possibly because Melania is the most popular Trump right now. (It’s not a contest, but the Trump team sent an email poll anyway to make sure that that wasn’t fake news.) Today, the Trumps made a “very moving” trip to the USS Arizona Memorial at Pearl Harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii.

She hugged a child; they went on a boat; a large crowd bade them “aloha” with colorful signs.

Her fist obscured his, and from the back, they appeared affectionate.

Staff reporter, Gizmodo. wkimball @ gizmodo

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