[Melania is] following in the footsteps of one of the most charismatic First Ladies ever, while Ivanka plays the role of King's Hand, chief support, adviser and even stand-in at world leadership occasions.
The role of First Lady seems to have driven Melania into a Mount Rushmore-esque stony facial expression at times and those times are often when she is around her step-daughter Ivanka.
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While Tracey Cox told the Indepedent.ie that the two don't look entirely comfortable with each other, as indicated by their inaugural photos:
That's called blocking, her arms are crossed in front of herself as if to say, 'keep away from me', it's a self-protection gesture.
Ivanka's hands are like a steeple with her fingers and thumb entwined saying, 'I'm the dominant one here so don't try to pretend that I'm not'.