In the high-octane world of political campaigns, former First Lady Melania Trump has been conspicuously absent from the limelight, sparking curiosity and speculation. Donald Trump, the former U.S. President, recently shed light on this matter, revealing the reasons behind his wife's decision to stay away from the public eye.
During a preview of his forthcoming interview on Meet the Press, which was showcased on the Today show, Trump candidly discussed Melania's whereabouts. "Honestly, I like to keep her away from it," he remarked, referring to the often tumultuous political arena. "It's so nasty and so mean."
However, this doesn't imply that Melania is disengaged or unsupportive. On the contrary, Trump emphasized her unwavering support, stating, "She'll be with us. She's very, very supportive." He hinted at her potential presence at future events, adding, "Soon, yeah, pretty soon. When it's appropriate, but pretty soon."
Trump was quick to laud his wife's popularity, asserting, "She's very popular, she actually is." He described Melania as a private and confident individual who harbors deep love for the country. Her absence from Trump's rallies hasn't gone unnoticed, but the former president clarified that her current focus is on their 17-year-old son, Barron. "She’s right now with Barron at school," he said, emphasizing her maternal instincts, "She loves that boy."
Despite the infrequent public appearances together, Trump dismissed any rumors of discord between the couple. In a conversation with Megyn Kelly, he reiterated their strong bond, stating, "She's [Melania] doing very well. She's very strong, very, very even keeled. And she's a very good woman, as you know." He proudly recalled the numerous posters and signs at his rallies expressing admiration for the former First Lady.
Trump further described their relationship as harmonious, saying, "She's a very calm person. It's very interesting, and I think that's what people like about her. Our dinners are nice dinners, our dinners are like people's dinners …we actually get along very well."
However, insiders suggest that while Melania publicly backs her husband, she cherishes a life away from the media's scrutiny. A source close to the former First Lady remarked, "She knows how her husband is but still believes there has been too much dumping on him and wants nothing to do with any of it." The source added that Melania prefers leading her own life, away from the legal entanglements and controversies that often surround her husband.
In the ever-evolving political landscape, where every move is dissected and debated, Melania Trump's choice to maintain a low profile might be her way of preserving a semblance of normalcy for herself and her family.