Melania Trump Tweets and Reveals 1 Shocking Fact About Her Life as First Lady
Donald Trump loves to tweet. We all know that. But, while the nation is accustomed to his outspoken personality, the first lady recently raised eyebrows over her own timely tweet, suggesting Donald isn’t the only Trump to master the art of social media.
Before we get to the shocking fact that Melania’s tweet reveals (page 8), let’s take a quick look at the history of Melania and Donald’s relationship over the past year to help explain why she said what she did.
1. Trump allegedly had an affair with a porn star
Most recently, The Wall Street Journal reported that a month before the election, a former adult film star named Stormy Daniels allegedly agreed to $130,000 in hush money. The adult film actress apparently engaged in a consensual relationship with Trump in 2006, shortly after Barron Trump was born.
While Melania Trump has not spoken publicly about the affair, even Daniels remains sympathetic toward the first lady. “If I was his wife and I found out that my husband stuck his d*** in a hundred girls, I would be less mad about that than the fact that he went to dinner and had, like, this ongoing relationship,” she said.
Next: This behavior is not exactly new.
2. The president’s infidelity is not a secret
According to The Washington Post, Donald Trump has a long track record of cheating. He acknowledged the fact, both publicly and in private. In fact, the Donald cheated on his first wife, Ivana, with Marla Maples, who became his second wife. While he routinely denies allegations of sexual misconduct, he never pretended to be a faithful husband. As The Washington Post points out, that might mean Melania Trump does not have it as bad as her fans want to believe.
Next: The first lady did not enter into her marriage blindly.
3. She knew what she got herself into
According to Bustle, “People who aren’t fans of Trump like to see Melania as a captive, a princess in the tower,” said Nick Morgan. The public speaking coach and speechwriter based in Boston said Melania Trump and her husband seem to genuinely like each other. Trump’s personality also saw very little change over the years, even as his political persona grew. “Sorry to people who want to create a prisoner scenario,” Morgan added. “I think she’s an independent woman who knew what Trump is like when she married him.”
Vanity Fair reports that Trump maintains a hands-off approach. “I’m not a nagging wife,” she declares. According to some of Trump’s friends and associates, she sticks to it. That may contribute to her decision to stay in New York City while her son, Barron, finished school, and to stay largely out of the spotlight.
Next: This action also shows Trump might not be the victim some want.
4. Her platforms can seem tone-deaf
Trump announced cyberbullying as her first lady’s cause, but so far, little has come of it. Host Kristen Bell dragged the effort during her SAG Awards opening monologue, according to Complex.
“There has never been a host for this awards show before. It’s the first time. First person. First lady,” Bell said. “And I honestly never thought that I’d grow up to be the first lady, but you know what? I kind of like it. I think my first initiative as first lady will be cyberbullying. I have yet to see any progress made on that problem quite yet.”
Next: Why did Trump choose that strategy?
5. Kristen Bell called out Trump’s all-talk initiative
Republican strategist Cheri Jacobus called Trump’s cause “the height of spoiled self-centeredness. Of a very privileged, wealthy woman looking only at herself, who clearly has no thoughts or care for the people her husband has damaged, ruined, and traumatized by his cyberbullying.”
While Trump did speak about it at the United Nations, her speech smacked of irony. “Nothing can be more urgent nor worthy a cause than preparing future generations for adulthood with true moral clarity and responsibility,” she said. “We must teach each child the values of empathy and communication that are at the core of kindness, mindfulness, integrity, and leadership, which can only be taught by example.”
Next: Some critics say they know why Trump chose that cause, in particular.
6. The only cause the FLOTUS champions is her own
Jacobus added that “The only action Melania Trump has taken in regard to cyberbullying is in regard to herself.” If actions speak louder than words, Trump’s speak volumes. In February 2017, she successfully settled with a blogger, for a “substantial sum,” according to her lawyer. The writer claimed she once worked as an escort.
Trump also filed a $150 million suit against The Daily Mail for reporting the claim. Her suit alleged that the defamatory statement destroyed her “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to make millions during this “multiyear term” in which she is “one of the most photographed women in the world.” So far, it seems Trump’s reputation is doing OK.
Next: Does her marriage tell a different story?
7. She and the president do not have a very active relationship
In his new book, Fire and Fury, Michael Wolff wrote about their relationship, People reports. According to Wolff, the couple spends very little time together, often spending days without really interacting. “Often she did not know where he was, or take much notice of that fact,” Wolff writes. He also noted that Trump also didn’t know about or show much interest in her husband’s business. The president did, however, ask her permission to run for office. She gave it — but never expected a win.
The real estate mogul — who already had two unsuccessful marriages under his belt, to first wife Ivana and second wife Marla Maples — apparently told friends he perfected the art of marriage: “Do your own thing.” The president shared his riches with his wife, if not his affection. He also repeatedly touted the old saying, “A happy wife is a happy life.”
Next: But does he really have a happy wife?
8. The first lady’s one-year anniversary tweet says it all
While Melania Trump does not tweet as prolifically as her husband, she took to his favorite medium to celebrate one year in the White House. “This has been a year filled with many wonderful moments,” she wrote. “I’ve enjoyed the people I’ve been lucky enough to meet throughout our great country [and] the world!” She included a picture of herself with a young, handsome military officer escorting her down the steps. Predictably, the internet had a lot of feelings about the photo.
Next: Did she mean to drag the president?
9. The FLOTUS might have her favorability rating in mind
Melania currently holds the highest favorability rating of all the Trump family right now, and may not want to get dragged down with her husband. At least a few users asked whether divorce lies on the horizon, or if she just liked this photo better. Journalist Helen Kennedy said it best when she applauded the first lady’s decision to leave Trump out of her message. She tweeted, “I can get behind a bitterly passive aggressive flotus.”
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