How Melania Trump Has Become the Most Popular Person in the White House
Melania Trump is one of the most famous women in the world and also one of the most low-key first ladies to have ever lived at the White House. While many people have strong opinions on how they feel about her husband, President Donald Trump, those same feelings aren’t projected onto her.
In fact, Melania is actually one of the most relatable people in the Trump circle and that is having a positive effect on what people think of her. Here are the reasons Mrs. Trump is becoming the most popular person on 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
Melania doesn’t get too involved in controversy
There have been times in which Melania has spoken out in support of her husband, but for the most part, she’s stayed mum on many of the scandals Trump has faced since he was elected president.
Simply not talking about some of those issues might be a strategic move as she can’t be a target or have people turn against her if they don’t know what her opinion is.
Next: Melania insists that she does not have one of these.
She refuses to hire a nanny to help raise Barron
You would think that being married to a billionaire and now living at the White House that Melania would have some hired help to assist in raising her son, Barron, but apparently that is not the case. In the past, the Trumps spoke about why they do not use nannies.
“If you have too much help, you don’t get to know your children,” the president said. His wife agreed, adding, “I am a full time mom; that is my first job … I started my business when he started school.”
That makes sense since Melania has always said that being a mother is her most important job and therefore she likes to be hands-on when it comes to raising Barron. That mindset of trying to balance motherhood, marriage, and a career is shared with so many other mothers across the country who feel they can relate to Melania and vice versa.
Next: People feel bad for her.
She’s been embarrassed publicly
Reports of Trump’s alleged infidelity while married to Melania have been well-documented ,and no matter who you are, hearing about something like that can’t feel good.
The president has not admitted if he did have an affair with adult film star Stormy Daniels, but the story is out there and something the FLOTUS has likely questioned. News of a payout and the timing of when the affair supposedly occurred, which was right after she gave birth to Barron, seemed to catch Melania off guard.
That, coupled with what Michael Wolf alleged in his book about her not wanting to be first lady and crying on election night, are a few reasons people genuinely feel bad for her and continue to use the #FreeMelania hashtag.
Next: Melania keeps it real.
She doesn’t hide how she feels
Following reports of her husband’s alleged affair with Daniels, Melania did not put on a front in public like everything was fine. Instead, she showed just how ticked off she was by abruptly canceling a trip with the president to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum.
Melania took other measures to show she was upset, such as driving separately and not accompanying Trump to his State of the Union Address. Other times, she has outright refused to hold the president’s hand in public if something is bothering her.
Next: The wife of another world leader really likes her too.
Melania has been described as ‘kind,’ ‘charming,’ and ‘fun’
In April 2018, Mr. and Mrs. Trump welcomed the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, and his wife, Brigitte Macron, to the White House for a state visit.
Following the visit, Mrs. Macron had nothing but praise for Melania. When speaking to the French newspaper Le Monde she called the first lady “kind, charming, intelligent, and very open.” She also said they share “the same sense of humor” and “laugh a lot together.”
Brigitte went on to talk about all the restrictions implemented in Melania’s life saying, “She can’t even open a window at the White House. She can’t go outside.” She added that everything the FLOTUS does is “interpreted” and “over-interpreted.”
Next: This is always on point.
She has great style choices
In September 2016, the first lady wore a pair of Chuck Taylors, which retail for less than $50. She’s also been spotted in $65 Converse Jack Purcell sneakers and J. Crew button-downs — which is something that are accessible to many Americans as they’re more reasonably priced than Christian Louboutins and other high-fashion brands she wears.
Next: This is something she does not crave and can do without.
She’s not an attention seeker
Another thing people seem to like about Melania is that she doesn’t have to be in the spotlight all the time or pull PR stunts just to get everyone talking about her. In fact, she actually prefers not having a ton of attention on her.
A source previously told People that she is not a fan of living under a constant microscope because she’s always been a rather private person. “No one was paying attention to her two years ago,” the source said. “They went about their day. Now it’s a 24/7 tornado.”
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