Souza seized the opportunity to preserve the Obamas' tender moment during a visit in Selma, Alabama.
"I was moving around trying to capture different scenes away from the stage during the event to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday and the Selma to Montgomery civil rights marches,” Souza recalled. “When I glanced back towards the stage, I noticed the president and first lady holding hands as they listened to the remarks of Rep. John Lewis. I managed to squeeze off a couple of frames before they began to applaud, and the moment was gone."
So whether Melania's "Swat heard 'round the world' was a withdrawal from Trump, as some insisted, or a slap from her, there was never a gray area when it came to the Obamas.