Why Are Trump’s Hands Always Making the Symbol for ‘Vagina’?

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Hmmmm.
Hmmmm.

While gazing at an old photo of Donald and Melania Trump posing in their opulent apartment, something suddenly became strikingly clear. No, it’s not that little Barron — sitting despondently atop a large toy lion and slightly removed from his parents — looks like he’s just realized that not even every miniature toy Escalade limo in the world can buy happiness. It’s that Donald Trump often holds his hands in a certain way while he’s seated: fingertips and thumbs touching, the space in between forming a triangle.

Is it a power move he read about in a business book years ago? A vague approximation of the Illuminati hand sign? Is he trying to draw attention away from his tiny hands? Is it … is it … a vagina? Whatever it is, he does it constantly. Case in point:


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September 2005
Trump laughs it up on the Tonight Show will Jay Leno. His hands are unmoved.

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May 2010
Five years later, Trump makes another appearance with Leno. The hands are in the exact same position.

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Spring 2007
Melania and Donald enjoy the Oscar de la Renta show at Olympus Fashion Week. So do Trump’s hands.

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Fall 2007
Melania dresses slightly warmer for the Michael Kors show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. Donald does not wear gloves, all the better for us to see the hands.

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March 2009
A youthful Jimmy Fallon interviews Trump and his hands.

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January 2016
A slightly older Jimmy Fallon interviews Trump. Some things change, some stay the same. (The hands.)

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August 2011
Trump brought out the hands for a Good Morning America interview with George Stephanopoulos.

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February 2013
Not the hands’ best angle!

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February 2013
On a Today show appearance, Ivanka makes it clear that she has not inherited the hands.

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April 2013
Trump isn’t doing the hands, likely because he’s standing, but he’s willing Stephen Baldwin to do the hands with his mind.

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September 2013
Just unveiling a new hotel plan (and his hands).

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January 2015
Trump spotted making the hands from afar at a Celebrity Apprentice event.

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November 2015
Barbara Walters interviews Trump as part of her “10 Most Fascinating People of 2015” series. The hands must be so proud.

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February 2016
A man and his hands ponder America during a Republican town-hall commercial break.

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March 2016
The hands make an MSNBC appearance. Chris Matthews appears to be displeased by this.

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April 2016
During the NBC town hall, Trump demonstrates his ability to hold a microphone while never breaking hand formation.

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February 2016
A little sneaky under-the-table hand action during a post-Republican-debate interview.

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May 2015
The hands hit up Jimmy Kimmel, while looking especially orange.

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June 2016
Mike Pence has not gotten the hand memo yet.

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P.S. It’s definitely a vagina.

Trump’s Hands Always Making ‘Vagina’ Symbol