Last January, United States President Donald Trump and his wife, Melania, left the White House after four years as head of the country. And if the businessman has since clearly expressed his desire to try for a second presidential term, his partner is far from sharing this opinion. In an interview with CNN, a close friend of the former First Lady shared the latter’s reluctance, saying that Melania has no intention of setting foot in Washington DC again. “She doesn’t want to be first lady again, “the source told CNN. “For her, it was a chapter, and it’s over, that’s all.”
According to a second source, the former Slovenian-American model is so indifferent to her husband’s political career that she does not even intend to support him during a possible new presidential campaign. “You won’t see her again at rallies and campaign events, even if he decides to show up ‘officially’ again,” the source said. “Lara (Trump, the wife of Trump’s son, Eric) or Kimberly (Guilfoyle, the girlfriend of Trump’s eldest son) will take his place. Like him (Donald Trump, editor’s note), she really wants him to represent himself; this is not the case with Melania. “
Melania Trump, discreet former First Lady
If Melania Trump’s decision may seem surprising, it is actually very much in line with the character of the former First Lady. Although occasionally present alongside her husband during his first term, Melania Trump has always stood out for her discretion. In four years, she has given only five filmed interviews and has appeared very rarely at events to which Donald Trump went during his presidency. And now that she no longer has any political obligation, Melania Trump is becoming more discreet than ever. She was only seen once during the summer, as she left New York’s Trump Tower with her son.
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