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:
Trump laughs it up on the Tonight Show will Jay Leno. His hands are unmoved.
Five years later, Trump makes another appearance with Leno. The hands are in the exact same position.
Melania and Donald enjoy the Oscar de la Renta show at Olympus Fashion Week. So do Trump’s hands.
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.
A youthful Jimmy Fallon interviews Trump and his hands.
A slightly older Jimmy Fallon interviews Trump. Some things change, some stay the same. (The hands.)
Trump brought out the hands for a Good Morning America interview with George Stephanopoulos.
Not the hands’ best angle!
On a Today show appearance, Ivanka makes it clear that she has not inherited the hands.
Trump isn’t doing the hands, likely because he’s standing, but he’s willing Stephen Baldwin to do the hands with his mind.
Just unveiling a new hotel plan (and his hands).
Trump spotted making the hands from afar at a Celebrity Apprentice event.
Barbara Walters interviews Trump as part of her “10 Most Fascinating People of 2015” series. The hands must be so proud.
A man and his hands ponder America during a Republican town-hall commercial break.
The hands make an MSNBC appearance. Chris Matthews appears to be displeased by this.
During the NBC town hall, Trump demonstrates his ability to hold a microphone while never breaking hand formation.
A little sneaky under-the-table hand action during a post-Republican-debate interview.
The hands hit up Jimmy Kimmel, while looking especially orange.
Mike Pence has not gotten the hand memo yet.
P.S. It’s definitely a vagina.