Melania Trump will no longer attend Davos with her husband, post-Stormy Daniels

Donald Trump speaks at US Air Force Base Yokota

Do you like how we have gotten to the point where no one even notices if we don’t see Melania Trump for weeks at a time? Granted, Laura Bush wasn’t an activist FLOTUS either, but Laura Bush was seen all the time – she liked being a hostess and doing softer, gentler photo ops. Melania seems so sulky whenever they try to make her do that stuff, and I get the feeling that Melania would just prefer to do her own thing completely, and never even see her husband or any of his cronies. Still, Melania was scheduled to fly to Davos this week with her bigly husband. Only now she’s canceled. Curious!

First lady Melania Trump, in a change of plans, will not be joining President Donald Trump on his trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, later this week. East Wing communications director Stephanie Grisham confirmed to CNN that the first lady’s decision to forgo the trip was based on “scheduling and logistical issues.”

A week ago, Grisham told CNN the first lady would be attending the annual meeting of influential financial leaders and business titans in a show of support for her husband, who intends to give remarks during his visit. The President’s own trip to Davos was also in flux until several hours ago, due to the government shutdown, which has been now been resolved. White House press secretary Sarah Sanders had said Monday that if the government reopened, Trump would keep his promise to attend.

“The President’s delegation will leave tomorrow, and the President will continue on his trip later in the week,” she said, in the event of the shutdown ending.

Melania Trump has not made a public statement since January 12, when news of a possible payoff from her husband’s lawyer to porn star Stormy Daniels to cover up an alleged affair was first reported by The Wall Street Journal. The first lady did, however, depart with the President later that day to Mar-a-Lago for the long holiday weekend, although she was not spotted with him during two evening dinners hosted by Trump, one with former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani and another with House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy.

[From CNN]

Am I alone in thinking that Melania likely did not and continues to not give a sh-t about Donald Trump’s affairs? She didn’t give a sh-t when he bragged about sexually assaulting women, so why would she care about the consensual sex with Stormy Daniels? Melania’s exact thoughts are probably along the lines of “better her than me.” Still, it looks bad. So Melania has to at least pretend to be offended, which is possibly why she and her husband didn’t even acknowledge their wedding anniversary.

Past presidents and first ladies have often taken to social media to celebrate their birthdays and wedding anniversaries, giving the American people rare glimpses into their private lives and marriages. But here again, the Trumps have bucked tradition. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump marked their 13th wedding anniversary on Monday, but neither celebrated the occasion on social media.

Trump did fire off a few tweets that day, but only to slam Democrats on Capitol Hill over the deal to reopen the government following a brief shutdown. “Big win for Republicans as Democrats cave on Shutdown,” he wrote late Monday.

Mrs. Trump’s most recent tweet came on another commemorative day — the one-year anniversary of her husband’s inauguration. “This has been a year filled with many wonderful moments,” the first lady tweeted Saturday. “I’ve enjoyed the people I’ve been lucky enough to meet throughout our great country & the world!”

The first lady’s tweet included a photo of herself — notably not with her husband but with a military escort.

According to The Washington Post, the Trumps were not spotted celebrating in Washington, D.C., on Monday night either, though the newspaper noted that the couple rarely dine outside the White House when they’re in town. It also seems unlikely that the Trumps will have a belated celebration, considering the first lady just cancelled plans to join her husband on his upcoming trip to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

[From People]

Michael Wolff’s book, Fire and Fury, claims that Melania is basically a ghost in the White House – she has no presence there, and even when she is there, she sleeps separately from her husband and they don’t even spend any time together. Wolff paints that as Melania’s decision though, that she’s the one keeping her distance from her husband, and that he goes along with it to make her happy (seriously). I honestly believe that they’re like strangers passing in the night at this point. Again, why would she even care about Stormy?

President Donald Trump returns from Florida with Melania and son Barron

Photos courtesy of WENN, Backgrid.

 

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  1. Fleurucci says:

    I love the burgundy pants outfit. Better her than me indeed! That’s pretty obvious

  2. Annabelle Bronstein says:

    Her post with that hunky Marine is hilarious! I mean, that’s expert level shade right?

  3. queenE says:

    I’m sure it’s written in her contract to close her eyes to affairs and honestly….she doesn’t care. They aren’t in love.

  4. ncboudicca says:

    I’m digging that cardigan, it would be great for work…not that I could afford it.

    Anyway, she doesn’t care about the other women. I’m sure there have been many through the years. She’s in a prison of her own making and I don’t feel sorry for her.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      +1
      “She’s in a prison of her own making and I don’t feel sorry for her.”

      Exactly. Worse yet, when Trump was the most vulnerable politically (post the Grab ‘em video admitting to sexual assault), she gave interviews downplaying it as just locker room talk and showed up at the debate wearing a pussy bow. I don’t understand this narrative that we are supposed to feel sorry for Melania because she doesn’t get to live like a spoiled trophy wife doing nothing but shoppping, going to parties and lunching!

      Because of her help, we have Donald Trump and now millions of DACA young people having their parents exported while they wait in anxiety for the police to knock down their doors and put them in detention centers to be exported to countries foreign to them.

      Trump can do anything and get away with it. Melania can divorce him tomorrow and his base will defend him as well as start sending him dates to choose from. And Trump has never cared about any of children before they are college aged including Barron so it’s projection BS that she’s afraid of losing custody of her son in a divorce. And as a parent, you want your child to grow up in the same household as his white supremacist and cruel father?

    • Trashaddict says:

      Well, the concept of sex with Dirty Donnie is SOOOOO bad that I have to feel just a little bit sorry for her. So I’m playing a teeny, tiny violin.

  5. Esmom says:

    Of course she doesn’t care about Stormy. In fact I’d guess she’s appreciative because it gave her a reason to back out events and travel she probably had zero interest in.

    That photo of her with the military guy seems like some not so subtle shade at Bigly, lol.

  6. grabbyhands says:

    Not that I feel sorry for her, but I’m sure she’s been made to understand that she can’t do or say anything that could in any way be misconstrued as being critical of her husband so she probably feels silence is the best option, particularly since I don’t think he’s addressed it either?

    I’m not surprised they didn’t acknowledge their wedding anniversary either. Honestly, I will be surprised if he doesn’t dump her for a younger model before his term is up.

    • Larelyn says:

      I fully expect Trump to be the first sitting president to go through a divorce. All he needs is someone like Ryan to tell him he shouldn’t. The stupid dotard will absolutely do the opposite.

      • Rhys says:

        Nope, she will never divorce him while he is a sitting president. Maybe not even after. She doesn’t care enough and considering how angry and vindictive he gets, she doesn’t need him on her bad side. This is a woman who had made it very clear what she thinks of him when she said that she has two boys “the little boy and the bog boy” in the house. He provides her with the kind of life she wants: lots of money, luxurious dwellings, travel AND he works all day, so she doesn’t even have to see him that often and can do whatever the hell she wants. It’s a dream for a lot of women from former soviet block. Melania knows what she is doing. She is probably pissed that this porn-star liaison became a public which is embarrassing but she won’t divorce him.

  7. Mia4s says:

    I don’t think she cares about the affair (come on does anyone actually believe this was ever a love marriage?); but public humiliation? I could see that pissing her off.

    • tracking says:

      Agree, she’s fine provided it stays on the down low.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      this is exactly what I said above.

      her “thing” is being a hot wife…and now, she’s seen as “not hot enough” to keep him from cheating.

    • Parigo says:

      Yes, I think she feels humiliated. Her not coming is retaliation.

    • Korra says:

      Yes, this. I think it is incorrect to say she doesn’t care. While she doesn’t care about Donald or his sexual proclivities, she cares about how this looks to the public and that these stories keep her in the spotlight in a manner she can’t control. She liked having her name splashed all over the society pages when she was a socialite and trophy wife in NYC. But this? This is not the type of attention she ever sought.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      Yes, that is a different offense all together. I totally agree.

      Did anyone read the part where Stormy says Trump got giddy because he asked room service to make a pizza with “little pizzas” as the toppings? The way she describes him dancing around the room, singing about pizzas with little pizzas on it reinforces how incredibly petty he is. Even with room service, he makes ridiculous requests just to make people jump through hoops. He’s like a 10 year old boy with nuclear weapons.

    • Giddy says:

      I completely agree that Mellie doesn’t care about Bigly’s affairs in the usual sense of a hurt wife. I’m sure that she doesn’t like being publicly humiliated. But I believe that her real anger is because of Barron. Barron is now at an age where he can read about all of his father’s activities, from Pussy-gate to Stormy-gate, to committing treason with the Russians. He’s the one I feel sorry for. How awful to learn that even when his mother was pregnant with him, his father was cavorting with hookers. Poor kid.

  8. CharlieBouquet says:

    The burgundy outfit gives me life. Currently wearing fuzzy nightgown.

  9. RBC says:

    I am convinced that they would have been divorced by now if 45 had not won the election. She really only looks happy when with her son or other people. But she decided to marry him, so I hope it was worth it.

  10. wood dragon says:

    Other than the public embarrassment, Melania doesn’t care. She cares only about her kid, her even more shadowy parents, and honoring the bare minimum of their deal so that she has a comfortable life. The rest is just for appearances and lip service.

    • Onerous says:

      I wasn’t just going to say this. Often people who have “arrangements” also have an understanding of discretion. To at least keep the facade of a functional marriage up.

      It’s one thing to know your spouse is having affairs and it’s quite another to have it in the headlines, I’d imagine. Even if there’s no love between them, it would still be embarrassing.

      Although how it could be MORE embarrassing than actually being married to this man, I have no idea.

  11. Chrissy says:

    What a farce of a life she leads! Imagine giving up any interests or dreams of you own to marry solely for money and having to pretend you, at most, tolerate the racist pig you sold yourself to. What must her son or parents think of what her life has become? What a shallow pointless existence she leads. She a fake FLOTUS and this is even more obvious after the wonderfully engaged, genuine and enthusiastic First Lady Michelle Obama. I just don’t get it I guess.

    • Boston Green Eyes says:

      I think that growing up in a Communist country probably did it to her. I find that some people who grew up under Communism are absolutely petrified of being poor and not having enough (fill in the blank – food, shelter, etc.). Of course, it could be said of anyone who grew up in or around poverty.

      • Doc says:

        @BGE yeah because ALL communist countries are the same. Just the word communist basically explains it all. It was just people scraping at the streets for a scrap of food. Because all capitalist and democratic countries never have any poverty that does ANYTHING to the people living there. 😱

      • whatWHAT? says:

        wow, Doc, maybe chill a bit? I didn’t take that at all from BGE’s post.

        perhaps you missed “some people who grew up under Communism” (SOME PEOPLE…not all Communist countries)

        and also missed “it could be said of anyone who grew up in or around poverty.” ANYONE, with the implication being ANYONE from ANYWHERE who grew up in or around poverty.

      • Ex-Mel says:

        @B.G.E:
        You probably also think her country was behind the” Iron Curtain”, right? :)
        Wrong.
        I wish people would research a little. In the age of internet it shouldn’t be difficult or time-consuming.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Slovenia’s history is not the same as that of Romania or other former Soviet countries. They aren’t connected like some think. Communism was a different presence there and unlike life behind the iron curtain.
        It is actually an advanced country in many ways and very beautiful. There is poverty but a lot of socialism too, so the average person is better cared for than Americans.
        Melania is just like any gold digger in the world and Slovenia has nothing to do with it.

        It is totally worth a vacation to an out of the way place to see natural beauty and ski.

    • Bellagio DuPont says:

      @ Chrissy

      Wonderful comment. Except that I don’t think she’ll care he’s racist. Remember she’s also a birther?

    • Molly says:

      She has a horrible life NOW. She actually had a pretty sweet life in New York. Rich, important, socially connected, and free to do what (and allegedly who) ever she wanted.
      No one ever thought she’d end up as FLOTUS. That definitely wasn’t in her plan 13 years ago.

  12. Daisyfly says:

    This is only happening because there’s she’s been publicly humiliated. She probably thought that she was “different”, but now there’s incontrovertible proof that she’s not. She’s just like Ivana and Marla, meaning not worth being faithful to.

    This is the result of sleeping with a married man; how you get them is how you’ll lose them.

    Honey, let him get lost.

  13. LAK says:

    I feel like this is an appropriate thread to post this fictional short story about Melania again. Enjoy.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/books/review/melania-trump-in-chimamanda-ngozi-adichie-short-story.html

  14. Shannon says:

    That picture with the handsome escort – I’m dying! It’s hard for me to have much an opinion on her personality since her idiot husband is the one I’m worried about, but I can always respect a woman who can shade her jackass husband on this level. And no, I don’t think she really cares. She probably just slept with him long enough to get Barron and financial security and now she’s like, “Thank God that’s over.”

  15. Indiana Joanna says:

    Even though she signed her deal with the devil and has accepted this degrading situation with drump, we did see real hurt in her face during the inauguration when he totally ignored her and addressed all comments to Grifter Barbie.

    Still, I have little sympathy for her.

  16. Reef says:

    I’m just here for the looks and the burgundy? plum? outfit does not disappoint.

  17. Eric says:

    A solo appearance in Davos is the least of Emperor Zero’s concerns. Although EZ is so brain warped he probably thinks Davos is a female relative of Betsy DeVos and he’s planning on doing his customary missionary position with “her” and getting his fat ass slapped by the Time magazine with Bannon on the cover.

    With Sessions in the Mueller doghouse and Rick Gates prepared to flip (new lawyer), EZ’s pair of threes is going to get trounced by Mueller’s full house. 2018 is going to be so great!

    • Indiana Joanna says:

      Don’t forget Kelly. Sounds like his days are numbered. (Fingers crossed)

      I also expect the other world leaders present at Davos to mock the hell out of drump. Or treat him cautiously like the global village idiot that he is.

      • CatherinetheGoodEnough says:

        Do we want Kelly to go, though? Sometimes I feel like he’s the only thing standing between Drumpf and that biggest bigly button.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Yes, we want the bigot Kelly to go. He helped destroy the DACA deal.

      • Tiffany :) says:

        I agree, magnoliarose. Kelly is not an ally. He might be more mature and logical than Trump…but that isn’t saying much. He’s used his influence to kill legislative proposals that 80%+ of Americans support. With that kind of record, he’s enabling a strongman, not stopping him.

      • jwoolman says:

        African participants are already planning to walk out or just not attend when he’s speaking.

        Trudeau already has announced at the conference that when the US withdrew from the Trans-Pacific Trade Pact, Canada and the 11 other countries involved simply continued the negotiations and worked out a deal without the US. The same thing seems to be happening with NAFTA. Trump doesn’t want to play and so Mexico and Canada are cutting their own deals with Europe. There have already been changes with Mexico that really aren’t beneficial to the US.

        Trump doesn’t seem to understand that the US is ultimately Just Another Country with only a few percent of the world’s population. He can pick up his marbles and go home, but there are a lot of marbles left and the game goes on.

    • Tiffany :) says:

      I’ve read that, because Mueller has already interviewed Sessions and Comey, and wants to interview Trump…it seems as if the investigation is nearing critical judgment time. The net starts big, but eventually contracts around the highest people on the ladder. That’s where we are now. Big things could happen in the near future. Hang on, folks!

      We must all be prepared to take to the streets if Trump gets spooked and starts firing people handling the investigation.

  18. Beth says:

    It’s no secret that Trump was a cheater before she met him, and I don’t think she thought he’d change. She might be embarrassed with the Stormy story, but she’ll stick around for the reason she’s been around since she met him, his money. I feel bad for their son more than anything else.

  19. HeyThere! says:

    She is upset because he disrespected her by being so careless. She is mortified I bet. It’s one thing to hear a rumor, it’s another to have the porn stars face and interviews everywhere. Plus, what would she be allowed to say or do anyway…nothing. The Marine pic is the best thing she could have done, of I would say the only thing. I feel bad for her because she never thought he would be Pres and on this level of the microscope. I feel bad for her because I’m human. Lol. I can’t really explain it.

  20. Merritt says:

    She doesn’t care and now she has an excuse to not be anywhere near him.

    Her clothes are hideous.

  21. Nicole says:

    Oh well you’re not going to catch me feeling sorry for her. She’s another puppet of her husband so meh.
    Meanwhile Barack sent Michelle flowers to her office for her birthday because they are forever in love and it’s too cute. Consistently praises her any chance he gets while she makes fun of him for the corny things he does. I miss them

  22. lightpurple says:

    At a time when their relationship was still intimate, he had unprotected sex with a sex worker. That he would risk subjecting her to potential illness in such a way is truly sad. But she chose this life with him. I’m not believing “scheduling” for a second What schedule? She does NOTHING.

    Of far more concern to me is whether Princess Nagini will be going on this trip. A colossal waste of my tax money to promote herself and Trump businesses once again. Or will it be too close to her planned Olympics vacation that she is making us pay for?

    • Chrissy says:

      OT but did you see on Maddow last night that almost the entire Cabinet is heading to Davos including Ken Doll. Only Plastic Barbie and Hope Hicks were left off the list. Somehow I don’t 45 would go anywhere without either of them. Why would a so-called “populist” president even want to go to meet the richest of the rich unless it was to brag endlessly and make personal business deals. Many Russians will apparently also be there. Ummm.

      • lightpurple says:

        His followers are all about tearing down globalism but there he is, heading to a conference on globalism at which he’ll push his own international companies.

      • Korra says:

        The Hopester isn’t going? That seems like no coincidence, especially after Wolff’s explosive accusation that Trump is currently having an affair with a female staffer in the WH and she is one of the favorite suspects.

      • booboocita says:

        He may well make a few “deals” while he’s there (translation: kiss some Russian butt), but the real reason he’s going is so he can finally rub shoulders with powerful billionaires. He’s always been seen as a joke among the hugely wealthy, the huckster from Queens trying to play with the rich Manhattan kids. Now that he’s president, he figures he’ll go to this gathering of international CEOs whose net worth is far more than his (and do we really know what Cheeto’s worth is, given the lack of public tax returns?) and swan around like the little arriviste bitch that he is.

        A number of reporters and commentators have opined that Cheeto hasn’t released his tax returns, not because he fears someone learning that he’s been cheating on them (that’s a given, after all), but that he fears that people will recognize his real worth, which while still in the hundreds of millions, isn’t nearly the billions he claims. Pre-White House, Cheeto couldn’t wangle an invitation to Davos on his best day. Now’s his chance to prove he can run with the big boys. What a freakin’ CHILD that man is.

  23. Mrs.K says:

    She is a beautiful intelligent woman (she speaks 5 languages) . Get that money and go live your life! She knows he is very influential and can make her life hell, so its better for now to just suck it up and look the other way.

    • Bellagio DuPont says:

      Errrr……except she *doesn’t* speak 5 languages…..probably not even 3

      Not unless you consider Trollish a language, which her husband speaks fluently.

      • jwoolman says:

        Melania can probably chat in five languages. Not that hard to do, simple chatting doesn’t require a huge vocabulary. She probably has the vocabulary to discuss whatever is of interest to her or involves work she has done (such as in modeling). If I lived in Europe and were immersed in a multilingual environment, I could probably do the same since I can read five other languages in addition to my native English, although mainly on scientific topics. I need a lot of dictionary work to get through most newspaper/magazine articles in other languages. My French would get back up to speed fast and probably German and Spanish next if I were around people who spoke those languages. Russian and Italian would take me longer.

        Melania is fluent in her native language and actually fluent in English, certainly as far as reading and understanding the spoken word are concerned. Like many people who arrived here as adults, her English is heavily accented but not really in the non-fluent category. She probably is just not good at public speaking in any language.

    • minx says:

      I don’t know about her being beautiful, and she is not very intelligent. She is inarticulate and it’s not because of the language barrier. Her whole resume was puffed up by Trump and then deleted from her website.

    • Beth says:

      I don’t find her beautiful, but I think she’s attractive when she’s wearing sunglasses. Wasn’t her being so smart and educated, and speaking all those languages, proven untrue?

      • minx says:

        Beth, yes it was proved untrue. The Trump people said she had at least one degree, and she didn’t.
        In a CNN interview before the election she was asked why he should be president and she said “It’s because…he’s did (sic) so much…stuff in his life.” She says “stuff” a lot. She’s been in the US long enough to master the language and be more articulate. I just think she doesn’t care and isn’t very bright.

      • Berry says:

        Yes. The official bio on Melania listed that she spoke French fluently and when the French president’s wife tried to engage her, Melania apparently gave her a blank stare.

    • Lightpurple says:

      I speak 4. It isn’t that big a deal. In her country, it is common to be multi-lingual. The old Yugoslavia had multiple languages.

      • Lady D says:

        Actually, speaking four languages is a big deal, and very impressive.

      • jwoolman says:

        Lady D – no, being able to converse lightly in several languages is not a big deal. At one time, Melania very likely could do that.

        But if she hasn’t been around French speakers in years, she might very well be unable to leap into a conversation in French. That’s happened to me. If she were residing in France or Quebec for a while, it would quickly come back to her. The language is there in the brain, but requires practice to bring up to the surface. She also seems shy and is probably worried about making mistakes with all eyes on her now, while when she was younger she would have just talked and not worried about it.

        The impressive people are the ones who can discuss complicated topics in several languages. That takes education (formal or self-) and a very large vocabulary. Most people do not use that many words even in their native language. Children pick up languages very fast partly because their brains are in language-learning mode, but also because their vocabulary needs are far smaller than for adults.

    • Lady D says:

      ” he is very influential and can make her life hell”
      I’m thinking that after eleven years together, she might have a little influence herself. She certainly has the info/ammo to shut him down should he try anything ignorant with her.

    • Anastasia says:

      OMG I’m laughing so hard I’m crying and my stomach hurts.

  24. Taxi says:

    I think Mel was initially infatuated & even probably “in love” when she married Don but learned what a creep he is as time went on. There is no fondness now between them & they’d have already divorced if he hadn’t managed to get elected. As soon as he’s out of office, she’ll be gone & neither of them will miss the other. She didn’t want him to run for office & probably didn’t even vote for him.
    Many men with fragile egos & NPDs like Don’s often blame their wives for any learning disabilities or disorders in the offspring. Don appears now to be fond of & affectionate toward Barron but I’d bet big money that when the child’s problems began to show up that Don threw lots of blame & criticism at Melania. After all, nothing in his DNA could possibly result in less than outstanding (in his view) progeny so anything requiring special attention had to be her “fault.” He wouldn’t have been nice about it either. For Melania, that was probably the beginning or acceleration of her disenchantment & dislike of the man.
    I don’t believe she’d have married him had she realized how severely “off” his personality & character are. Was she a gold digger? Maybe. Is a woman who marries a doctor, investment banker or attorney instead of a bus driver or elementary school teacher a gold digger? Maybe it’s just a matter of degree.

  25. Beatrix says:

    Jesus, 13 years of being married to THAT. I’ll have a drink for Melania today. The woman made her bed, but we don’t know her life to be able to fully grasp her decision making when she married that piece of sh*t, so I’ll drink to her tonight.

  26. PlayItAgain says:

    I agree with many of the comments. I think having the Stormy headlines is likely outside the parameters of their contract—a public humiliation clause or something. She’s only with him for the money and her son. They never expected him to actually win, and I bet that time she spent in NY at the beginning of his term was for contact renegotiation to add some nominal FLOTUS duties. She knows he f*cks around and doesn’t care, as long as he doesn’t touch her. Considering the current rumors, I bet Nicky Haley is going to Davos with him.

    Oh, and I love the burgundy and tan outfit. She’s not a real First Lady, so I can enjoy (or not) her style, like I would any other vapid celebrity.

  27. sparrow2 says:

    I personally, have no idea what goes on in their marriage. He is the Father of their son, so there is that tie which I’m sure is not taken lightly. I do know I want that burgundy outfit & I do enjoy her fashion choices & beautiful smile.

  28. Lala says:

    Her fashion sense…BAFFLES ME!!!! I’m not even trying to be funny…it’s all over the place…and generally…for me, a “world of no”…that sweater coat? Great…but then the flowers…??? The burgundy outfit…I have the EXACT same one…but the optic of her and that outfit with him in his Sears Roebuck clearance suit is jarring…can we just have some COHESIVENESS??? The blue suit from inauguration? DIVINE!

  29. Sam says:

    What a miserable life she leads. No money in the world is enough to live in close proximity of that thing, being married to it (even if it’s on paper only) and having to tolerate its existence. What sort of woman would marry that?

  30. Belle Epoch says:

    Does he need her in any way? She has always publicly stood up for her husband. They relied on her HEAVILY for a few months to soften his image, but he kept forgetting where she was. They even brought in Fake Melania! Then abruptly that was over.

    The inauguration film really is painful to watch. Some expert concluded from it that she is a beaten wife. (?) He probably can’t abuse her with secret service everywhere.

    She didn’t have to marry him. Her friends told her not to, but she said he was a “real man.” When you’re a young foreign “model” from Slovenia, that may just mean rich and not drunk. She was AMBITIOUS, and I read she is admired greatly for “making it.”

  31. Sarah B says:

    Although Laura Bush definitely wasn’t as much of an activist as Michelle Obama, she did run a successful children’s literacy campaign. And she supports Susan G. Komen (even when all of the nuts came out against SGK because they support Planned Parenthood).

    • Chaine says:

      Didn’t SGK actually stop supporting Planned Parenthood in a bow to the nuts? I stopped contributing to SGK after that, and virtually everyone I know that was doing their 5Ks to raise money stopped doing them.

      • CatherinetheGoodEnough says:

        They did at the time (circa 2012, I think?) I remember because right after that announcement I did a SGK Walk for the Cure to support a co-worker, but made a big point of donating the money I raised to PP instead of SGK. I have to admit that I don’t know what the situation is today.

  32. Luna says:

    She married the d-nozzle, and is complicit in his monstrosities. Karma.

    • Pandy says:

      Yup. Earning that divorce money! Face it. She’s SEETHING that she has AGAIN been publicly humiliated by him. This time, condom-free sex with a porn star a few months after the trophy-child birth. She probably has made peace with him having sex elsewhere … but having it exposed is a whole different story as it strikes to the heart of her vision of herself as the young, hot model …

      The FLOTUS with the marine shot is hilarious! It’s the only time she smiled that day – with that marine and again during the dance that evening with another(?) marine. Ahem.

      • jwoolman says:

        Cheating has nothing to do with the “hotness” of the wife. Many men have cheated on beautiful women waiting for them at home. For men like Trump, it’s more of a power move than a sex move. It’s part of his “I’m rich and can do whatever I want and women can’t get enough of me” thing.

  33. The Original G says:

    I’ve thought that she’d been trolling him for sometime on Twitter.

    Whatever their situation, his public exposure, I’m sure is a breach of something. Leaving him under the cover of Presidential scrutiny might be the strongest hand she’ll get.

  34. Ruyana says:

    Maybe she’s thinking he’s going to be 72 in June and he is not in good health. Being a widow would cost her a lot less than a divorce.

  35. Caroline says:

    I agree 100% that she probably doesn’t care other than it shows what a farce the marriage is.

    https://twitter.com/CAVandy/status/955898076316782593

  36. mela says:

    It’s obvious Melanie hates his guts

    It’s one thing to turn a blind eye but to have to face it publicly and be essentially, your dirty laundry aired out and humiliated in public probably is what caused her to cancel Davos and give Donald the proverbial MIDDLE FINGER

    I wouldn’t be surprised if she doesn’t make it through the presidency. His cheating is next level/Tiger Woods cheating. They obviously have an arrangement but I’m sure she will reach her breaking point where it’s just NOT WORTH IT.

    She is already at a point where she can’t even hide her disgust of him (slapping his hand away, looking miserable and cancelling appearances).

  37. Luca76 says:

    From what I recall of the Stern interviews Trump basically said him and Melania had threesomes etc. I just don’t think she was surprised or cares one whit about the infidelity. I just think she hates being First Lady and this wasn’t what she signed up for. I also think whatever allure their marriage held for her ended many many moons ago . So any time she has an out on doing engagements she’ll take it.

  38. robyn says:

    From what I recall, she went along wholeheartedly with Trump’s fake assertion that Obama was not born in the USA. I have no use for her.

  39. Alexis says:

    Melania’s exact thoughts are probably along the lines of “better her than me.”
    This made me bust out laughing. I am sure that is Exactly how she thinks of it. Can’t say that I blame her.

  40. LIONOHHHH86 says:

    I’m sure she’s miffed that he’s publicly embarrasing her by having unprotected sex with some skeeze but she was a mistress before a wife so…

  41. Lens horne says:

    For some reason I like her. Certainly not a supporter of him

  42. themummy says:

    I don’t think she cares one bit what the Orange Anus does, but I do think she may care about being publicly “embarrassed” when he lets his shenanigans go public. She may not care what he does, but she certainly does not want to be seen as the scorned wife, the poor cheated on lady, etc. I don’t think she appreciates that one bit.

  43. aenflex says:

    I hope she banged that marine.

  44. Andrea says:

    Why would they celebrate their anniversary since it is OBVIOUSLY a marriage of convenience? She probably prays every night, just 1-3 more years until I rid of this man.

  45. Ex-Mel says:

    Personally I don’t find her gesture – cancelling the trip – mysterious at all. It’s not about personal “humiliation”; it is a public response (as opposed to a personal reaction), in line with what a large section of the public (especially women) may be expecting from her – a sort of almost-abstract “statement” that a wife should not be expected to acquiesce to that sort of treatment.

  46. Trying Again says:

    From what I understand, the Trumps were all ready to get divorced and then The Donald pleaded with Melania to stay for the campaign.

    Perhaps she is using this situation with the porn star to start distancing herself from her husband. This gives Melania good cover and takes the talk away from any of her own dalliances.

  47. Anonymous says:

    I hope Baron doesn’t get his looks like the other sons.

  48. adastraperaspera says:

    All I want to know is when she gets interviewed by Mueller, so we find out what crimes she has been an accomplice in. She has been Trump’s side piece since the mid to late 1990s. She is a classic mob wife. She knows everything. She is a documented racist and an undocumented immigrant who is unlawfully protected from ICE by our tax dollars. I want to see her in prison too.

    • KicktheSticks says:

      Melania is a documented racist? Are you nuts? Never once has Melania done or said anything of that nature and that is ludicrous. She also got her citizenship LEGALLY and with the proper paperwork. She is no undocumented illegal immigrant. Get your facts straight.

    • yikesyikesyikes says:

      Ummmmm…Melania got her citizenship the legal way ages ago…and what proof is there that she is a racist?

      Honestly, I actually feel sorry for her and Barron. I think she hoped Trump wouldn’t win, and god knows the grief Barron will get for life for who his dad is :-/

    • Ksenia says:

      Yeah, I don’t like Melania one bit either, and agree that she’s a racist (and anti-Semite) but she definitely IS a U.S. citizen. She’s been married to an American citizen for quite some time, which automatically makes her a citizen herself…I don’t feel sorry for her at all, and rather like that she almost certainly feels humiliated by Trump’s dalliance w a porn star. At any rate, she knew exactly what sort of man he was when she chose to marry him for money. She willingly made her bed when she lay down in it w Trump–ugh—as a married woman, and now she is still in in it, reaping some rather unpleasant repercussions for her choice. There are SO many people in the world deserving of sympathy and compassion, but this shady, superficial, vapid seeming woman is not one of them. I do feel *really* bad for her young son, though…he didn’t sign up for this, as she did. (Regarding her clothes—well, you can put lipstick on a pig–or pricey clothes–but it’s still a pig. So I couldn’t care less what this aging mannequin is wearing.)

  49. KicktheSticks says:

    Melania is truly a very fashionable woman. She wears the clothes beautifully and she’s very elegant. No doubt. Anyway, I think she really didn’t want or expect to be First Lady. I also think she’s very introverted. She has also been bullied and attacked just about every time she opens her mouth and I think that has intimidated her, as it would do to anyone. She probably does A LOT more behind the scenes than people are aware of and she does seem to be universally liked by those that meet and interact with her. She still has 3/4s of the presidency to get through and I think she will slowly begin to emerge more.

    • mary s. says:

      If she’s an introvert, then she should stay behind the scenes. I don’t think people ridicule her in spite of what she does and says– I think she’s called out because of what she has done and said (defending the pu$$y grabbing, using Michelle’s speech). As far as her “is it or isn’t it” shadiness, she needs to stop with the passive aggressive behavior. It’s so cliched, imo.

      Personally, I don’t like her fashion choices– she always looks broad shouldered and kind of masculine to me. She looks like she was probably very beautiful at one time, but overdid the plastic.

      She probably is a nice person who made some really stupid choices, but it’s time to get her big girl boots on and start walking.

    • Jayna says:

      I do agree that Melania wears clothes beautifully. I don’t believe for a second she does a lot more behind the scenes, but I don’t care. I don’t expect much in that way from her. The POTUS is elected, not her. She shows up by his side when important, most travel,, etc., and is pleasant. She was a trophy wife who lived a privileged life and posted glamorous photos of herself, her hair up for an event, etc., on her twitter account. They’ve since deleted it. But I went through it before they did. This wasn’t a woman who was out there really involved in volunteerism, passionate about a cause, beyond the sociaiite charity lunches, etc. Why expect more of her now? But I don’t dislike her. I don’t think about her.

      The POTUS, who is deranged, is who I am focused on and what he is doing to this country.

  50. cathy says:

    She’s complicit in everything Trump has done. She knew what she was signing up for. She sold herself for money. Don’t feel bad for her at all. She’s made her bed.

  51. Deeana says:

    I just finished the book by Michael Wolff. Very well written and very worth reading, even having read the excerpts.

    Trump is every bit as bad as we all thought, if not worse. The doesn’t/won’t/can’t read a book is confirmed. The lapses in his cognitive abilities are confirmed. (I think the stellar performance on the cognitive screening test may have been equal to the 6 ft. 3 in. 239 lbs.) You really have to read the entire book to get the full picture. $14.99 for the ebook.

    One part in particular that I found to be quite sad: The author mentions that Trump is even more of a detatched father with Barron than he wknown to be with his other children. He also states that this child is Melania’s life.

    • jwoolman says:

      I saw that test. If Trump got 30/30, he was coached ahead of time. It’s just a test for basic functioning after stroke and such, but there are aspects of it that would be a problem even for me… I have to really concentrate on oral instructions/information, although I have good memory for written material and written numbers. I basically have to imagine oral information printed to really focus on it! It’s that bad.

  52. Ozogirl says:

    No surprise here. I’m sure she has her own side pieces. He’s with her for her looks, she’s with him for his money. Let’s not pretend this is a real loving marriage!