It appears that Donald Trump is not ready to leave the White House. Following the officialization of his defeat by the American media, many rumors circulate about the reaction of his relatives. If the two sons of outgoing President Donald Jr and Eric keep asking Republicans to support their father in his rejection of the announced results, this is not the case for his son-in-law Jared Kushner who would have advised him to admit his defeat. According to CNN, his wife Melania Trump would agree. “She advised him to accept defeat. She expressed her opinion, as she often does,” a source told US media. Discussions that took place in private since the former model took a whole different attitude in public, as evidenced by her tweet of November 8, “The American people deserve fair elections. Every vote that is legal – not illegal – must be taken into account. We must protect our democracy in the most total transparency “.
The American people deserve fair elections. Every legal – not illegal – vote should be counted. We must protect our democracy with complete transparency.
– Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) November 8, 2020
The end of the presidential couple?
If apparently, the presidential couple seems welded, former assistants have said that the first lady is about to file for divorce: “Melania is counting the minutes left to her husband before leaving the White House to finally be able to divorce.” For Omarosa Manigault, the communications director of the Office of Public Liaison at the White House, their marriage is “strange”. She didn’t hesitate to give more details, explaining that “Sometimes they like each other, sometimes he disgusts her,” she told Star Online newspaper. To date, Donald Trump and Melania Trump have not declared anything official. The outgoing president can therefore always count on the support of his wife in this ordeal that he has great difficulty in accepting.
A defeat difficult to digest
Even before the officialization of the results, the former President of the United States had already repeatedly challenged the validity of some of the ballots and kept claiming his victory. “I won this election with a lot of lead,” he tweeted on November 7. Following the victory of Joe Biden, Donald Trump did not hesitate to speak again of fraud by mentioning “tens of thousands of illegally arrived ballots”, only a few hours after the final result. If his tweets were censored by the social network because they were considered erroneous, the 74-year-old did not hesitate to let it be known that he would resort to justice to contest his defeat. Comments confirmed on November 8 by the spokesperson for his campaign. Will Melania Trump manage to convince her husband to accept his defeat?
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