The marriage between POTUS Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump has raised eyebrows ever since the couple was thrust into the spotlight during Trump’s presidential campaign. On far more than one occasion, Americans have publicly witnessed Trump humiliating Melania, or seen Melania flinch or look unhappy as Trump touched her. Things have only gotten worse now that Trump is president, and the couple has seemed more distant than ever thanks to Trump’s exposed affairs and sex scandals. But what’s really going on is far creepier than anything we could have imagined.
It turns out Trump and his wife are leading completely different lives. Trump wakes up at around 5:30 am to binge-watch cable news and tweet himself into a terrible mood. Meanwhile, the First Lady doesn’t wake up until later — in her separate bedroom. She starts her day by caring for the couple’s 12-year-old son, Barron, making sure he is ready for school.
The Washington Post reported that this very different morning routine from the First Couple became even more contrasted when Trump’s hush money to adult film star Stormy Daniels was exposed. In response, Melania avoided Trump even more and made moves to distance herself from her husband (and we can’t blame her). And while she has not responded to the exposed affairs her husband was publicly accused of, Melania has responded by raising her own public profile — completely without her husband.
After taking a hiatus after the affairs surfaced, Melania has returned to the spotlight in recent weeks by attending high-profile events and making announcements about her FLOTUS agenda — alone. She has not made much effort to put on a united front for her husband’s reputation. She has not only swatted his hand away as cameras rolled, but she has refused to arrive at events with him. Stephanie Winston Wolkoff, a friend of Melania’s, said:
She is a dignified, private person, and she’ll deal with her personal life in private and it’s no one’s business.”
According to several people close to the Trumps, Donald and Melania barely spend time together, even when they are free. Insiders state that they do not eat together and that Trump opts to spend his weekends and holidays golfing with politicians, businessmen, and media personalities.
In fact, a longtime friend of Trump’s confirmed, “They spend very little to no time together.”
This is a far cry from the strong, respectful marriage we saw with former POTUS Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle. But we can’t blame Melania for not wanting to hang out with her psychopath husband. Trump and Melania are both going to Mar-a-Lago this weekend, but Melania chose to board Air Force One separately, to avoid making a public appearance in front of reporters with her husband.
Looks like Melania is finally just as ashamed of him as we are.
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