United States President Donald Trump’s maiden first trip abroad provided for some memorable moments. Who could forget POTUS 45 pushing Prime Minister of Montenegro out of the way for a better spot in a photo, Pope Francis looking miserable while posing with the Trump family or Melania swatting Donald’s hands, not once, but twice.
Speaking of FLOTUS, remember that amazing photo of all the spouses of the NATO leaders standing alongside each other. Arguably Gauthier Destenay, the husband of Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, stole the show in the historic photo captured at Royal Castle of Laeken.
Apparently, the White House doesn’t feel the same way. His name was inexplicably omitted from the photo caption found on the White House’s official Facebook page. Not surprisingly, many hurled accusations of homophobia in the comments section. The mistake has been rectified since. If you click on the ‘edited’ link of the photo, you can see the original caption with everyone’s name but Destenay.
Destenay, an architect, and Bettel have been in a civil union since 2010 and were married on May 15, 2015 in a private ceremony. Bettel is Luxembourg’s first openly gay Prime Minister and, worldwide, the third openly gay head of government following Iceland’s Prime Minister Jóhanna Sigurðardóttir (2009–2013) and Belgium’s Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo (2011–2014).