Melania Trump isn’t leaving her husband, is ‘focused on her family & role as FLOTUS’

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Do you remember back in 2016 – which feels like a million years ago – when Donald Trump brought some of “Bill Clinton’s accusers” to the final debate? The debate happened shortly after the Access Hollywood tape was released and all hell broke loose, and we still believed that a presidential candidate bragging on tape about sexually assaulting women would be a dealbreaker for his candidacy. How naive we were. Trump brought some of the women who have accused Bill Clinton of various misdeeds, assaults and harassments to the debate because clearly, that was on Hillary Clinton, right? I remember one commentator saying that was how Donald Trump’s mind worked, that his objective was to degrade Hillary Clinton and the worst way to do that was to bring physical reminders of her husband’s infidelities or whatever.

What’s my point for this trip down memory lane? Why the f–k isn’t it degrading to be Melania Trump right now, in the wake of all of the Stormy Daniels revelations? Granted, we all just accept that Melania is a vapid trophy wife with little interest in what or whom her husband is doing. But why not hold her to the standard to which her husband held Hillary Clinton? Why isn’t Melania having to face down Stormy and the some-odd twenty women who have accused Trump of harassment, abuse and assault? By the Bigly Standard, Melania should have to wear that. His infidelity and history of abuse is an assessment of her as a wife and as a woman according to The Bigly Standard.

Melania did skip the trip to Davos, when she had previously been scheduled to go. There was some fantasizing that Melania was finally going to make a break for it. There was even some reporting that Melania was staying at a hotel for a few days in Washington. Well… her spokesperson says it’s all fake news.

So, no, she’s not making a break for it. So go ahead and hold her to the Bigly Standard. Stormy Daniels is Melania’s fault.

Also: on Thursday, Melania made an unscheduled trip to the Holocaust Museum in Washington, and then she flew down to Palm Beach.

Last thing: Jimmy Kimmel booked Stormy Daniels for his live show after the State of the Union address. Messy. So messy.

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  1. trollontheloose says:

    I never understand her hair. It’s parted in always the same form. And now the crown make it uglier. Like some 3-piece wig.. as for her role of Flotus. Please. Her campaign against bullying isn’t going anywhere and felt flat because of her bigot of husband.

    • Snowflake says:

      I know, it’s so weird. Why does it look like that?

    • Chaine says:

      Some of it is fake, right? In the header picture you can kind of see that the whole back part is a different color and is a little bit separated from the front half.

      • Suzanne says:

        It looks to me as if she is wearing a “fall” from the crown back…and the front part is her own hair…which normally falls split in the middle and hangs over both sides of her face. She needs an update…a classier look rather than a bed head…She’s a first lady…not lady of the evening.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        Yes! I think she does a comb forward not dissimilar to her spouse to cover her frontal recession/thinning, then wears a fall in the back to compensate for volume moved to the front. Perhaps she even has some crown thinning. Who knows?

    • minx says:

      Fake hair, boobs, face, marriage, “resume”. She’s not my First Lady.

    • magnoliarose says:

      It is a wig. An ugly 2000s Housewives one too.

    • lightpurple says:

      It’s a wig.

      • Jenny says:

        Thank you for explaining that, her way of styling her hair forward like that front piece has confounded me for a long time now.

      • Lorelai says:

        Even if it’s a wig, why does it look so insane? What is up with the random little highlighted pieces? I genuinely do not understand what’s going on on her head.

    • nicole says:

      It kind of resembles his overcomb in a way, very weird looking, I wonder if they are actually wigs.

      • Nancy says:

        The bang situation is hers. The back is not. Barron has good hair. Poor kid is going to grow up to be like Eric or Donnie T, Jr., or if he’s lucky more like the forgotten one, Tiffany. That way he will have the trump $, but can hide from them.

      • Christin says:

        I think they are wigs / hairpieces that blend in with her own hair underneath. The part (or lack thereof) is the biggest clue that it’s not (all) her hair.

      • magnoliarose says:

        I think it is a wig, clip on layered bang situation. Her real hair is very thin and baby fine. I think there are pieces in it too. She seems to have a few of these custom wigs. My working theory is that she has a body double. Even if the one in that photo months ended up being her, it would be easy enough to pull off with these wigs.

      • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

        That’s what I said above, lol. A comb forward then a fall in back to replace volume moved forward from farther back.

    • blonde555 says:

      She’s been wearing wigs for years now and pulls them down to lower her hairline. Her natural forehead is quite high. Some of her wigs look better than others but she’s been wearing em for years. In windy weather pica you can REALLY tell it’s a wig because the sides don’t go back with the wind and you can see the cap.

    • barrett says:

      Her hair looks fried to me?

    • Nikeets says:

      The hair on her crown is thinning a bunch, so she has to comb it that way to cover it up.

      Source: my hair is doing the same thing. 😕

  2. CharlieBouquet says:

    I wonder if she is scared of leaving him. I mean he has Putin as a bestie. Is there still a law where spouse can’t testify against each other?

    • BengalCat2000 says:

      I think she’s concerned for her son. She won’t leave him anytime soon.

      • Megan says:

        She is clearly being paid handsomely to be his First Lady. Why leave when she is making money? It’s not as if she has to sleep, dine, or otherwise spend time with him.

        She will stay with him until the bitter end to make sure his pit viper children don’t convince him to cut Barron out of the will.

      • Berry says:

        Melanie should know by now that divorcing Trump means she will get full custody of Barron. Trump does not want custody. His prior two ex-wives had full custody of their kids. Melania should take the money and get out now.

      • Veronica says:

        She will lose her son, and Dotard doesn’t give a damn about Barron. He will just use him to hurt Melania.
        And hey, as long as it is Stormy or Hope Hicks spanking Dotard with a magazine, Melania doesn’t have to do it. :)

    • Annabelle Bronstein says:

      You may be right. Spousal privilege still exists (I think) where communications within a marriage are privileged. Plus, imagine her pre-nup and NDA. Plus he’s the leader of the free world (or was). It would not be easy to leave him.

    • magnoliarose says:

      I think it is about Barron. Even though 45 doesn’t care a wit about him, he is petty enough to lash out unless HE is ready to move on. I have a feeling their agreement leaves her with not very much if she goes.

      • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

        But 45 let Marlon Mapels and her daughter go, he was still just as petty. He had a rough divorce settlement with Ivana accusing him of spousal rape. He could have taken the child’s just to spite her but again he didn’t.

        I think many women project onto her either their own experience or textbook definitions of spousal abuse and maternal selflessness. From all media reports we actually *know*, she got married to Trump for his money and stayed married for his money and the lifestyle in New York high society that she loves. It doesn’t mean she doesn’t love her son. But I’m sorry, I think she’s either lazy or lacks ambition.

        She’s like ‘Waity Katie’, She doesn’t have a real profession to fall back on and she knows the rich high society will be closed to her without 45’s connections. All her money making ideas flopped and lacked imagination. She didn’t even engage in charity work which most spouses of the rich do as another way of forming a social network.

        She has freely asserted her revenge when he steps out of line. Flicking his hands away on their first World tour when rumors were floating about his relationship with Hope Picks. And now she posted a picture with an attractive young man for their anniversary as well as ditching agent orange on his current trip. Then doing a pap stroll by going out in public to one of our most famous museums knowing the legit media will all report it on national and international news. She rightly embarrassed him while he was trying to act important to other world leaders.

      • Lorelai says:

        See, I think as soon as he won the election, she had her leverage to renegotiate any pre-nup they had — and since it’s been more than ten years and they have a kid, she probably already had a pretty good deal. I think she could be financially set, and 45 clearly doesn’t want custody of Barron.

        Barron would be better off away from this entire shitshow, IMO.

      • Truthie says:

        There is a very believable rumor going around that they were already splitting up and had the financial parts settled, when he had second second thoughts because of a new job opportunity he wanted to go for (the presidency). So the divorce was put on hold and surely her settlement increases, and by a lot. From the looks of it they may have had to sweeten the pot several times to bring her back in the fold, as more and more of his transgressive actions are revealed.

      • magnoliarose says:

        There is a very believable rumor they were headed for a split.

        I hear you only I think his marriage to Melania is different. He never wanted to marry Marla, and he never wanted a baby. She forced his hand publicly in Aspen, and because he wanted to run for office, he married her to avoid her from becoming a liability in the long run.
        I told the stories about him giving her no money, and she would have to borrow money from his staff to pay for cabs. He would cut off her cards, and she would be humiliated in stores. Among all the other nasty ways he treated her in public, he continued well after they split. The stories are legit, but he has never been that nasty to MelT.
        He is notoriously cheap without a generous bone in his body. I agree with your assessment of her personality. There is nothing there. I don’t even think he cares about her “rebellions” since he is no longer focused on her but I do believe he is petty. Kids have never been his thing, and I don’t think MelT wants Barron to end up being cut off like Tiffany. It is all about money with her.
        Whatever her reasons I have zero sympathies for her.

    • lightpurple says:

      Spousal privilege as far as court testimony means that the court cannot force a witness spouse to testify against an accused spouse if the witness spouse does not want to do so. The witness spouse has the privilege, not the accused spouse. The accused spouse has absolutely no say as to what the witness spouse does as far as the court is concerned. If the witness spouse wants to testify against the accused spouse, the accused spouse can’t stop it.

      • Trashaddict says:

        On the plus side, she has that over Dirty Donny. On the minus side, she may have been feeling coercion for years. Which way the teeter-totter will swing is anybody’s guess.
        Oh, and “focusing on her role as FLOTUS”? What does that mean, does she sit and look at her First Lady stationery?

    • Kit says:

      I doubt there is much communication going on in that marriage at all. She makes almost no effort to disguise how much she loathes him.

    • AnnaKist says:

      I think her pre-nup and NDA are not sufficient to keep her living in the style she’s now accustomed to, even with child support. I think she’s playing the long game and waiting for him to cark it. The way he’s looking in that formal photo would likely give her some hope that it might be sooner rather than later.

    • Jenny says:

      Why would she leave him? She has a great life. She got exactly what she wanted, a man like her father but very wealthy. Granted she might not like being FLOTUS but it will be over in 3 years or so. Then she just has to wait a little longer for the old creep to pass. As his last wife she’ll probably get at least something in the will right? Personally I don’t think she cares at all about his infidelities, she probably counted on them as being part of the deal when she agreed to marry him. Possibly she cares a little bit about the public humiliation she may feel right now and that’s why she didn’t go to Davos but other than that I don’t think she gives a crap what her husband does as long as he leaves her alone as much as possible and stays out of her bedroom…

      • What's Inside says:

        I tend to agree completely. This is not a love match by any stretch.

      • jwoolman says:

        But by waiting – there very likely will be less money available if any. A lot will go toward legal expenses and fines etc. if the campaign fund gravy train and/or Russian/Chinese funding stop at some point. Or what if he has a lengthy illness

        His running for President and then winning was actually a big problem for her also. If they had divorced before that, she would have been in better shape without the uncertainty except for any ongoing child support. But if she was smart and downsized, then what she had would go a long way.

  3. RBC says:

    I think Melania is not leaving 45, but has already left him. His becoming president made them “ renegoiate” and put off a divorce for now. He has a lovely young, devoted wife to show the world and attend events with him. She gets to do what she wants and probably a sweetened divorce settlement in the future. What pissed her off was having his indiscretions made public.
    This marriage is in name only
    Edit: also notice how her spokesperson says Melania is focused on “ her family” ? Her family probably only includes Barron and her parents. No mention of her husband

    • magnoliarose says:

      Hmmm. You may have a point. It could be a deal. No official divorce until this ride is over and some financial incentives to do the bare minimum.
      She is rarely there and sneaks off to New York, and he’s cozy with Haley, so I doubt they are together like you said. It makes sense.

    • SMDH says:

      I agree. My bet is she renegotiated her prenup in return for staying with him legally and appearances sake through his presidency, After that, she is so splitting and with an enhanced purse over the original prenup.

      Good for her.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I bet she is on tenterhooks hoping Mueller doesn’t turn all evidence over to the NYSAG for prosecution of money laundering and related criminal activities, because his family’s assets would be seized, and POOF! Good bye, divorce payout! Ha!

  4. minx says:

    What in Alexis Carrington hell is that dress?!
    Those three always look like the saddest, most disconnected family.

    • Nancy says:

      Don’t they. I have a son around his age and he’s always laughing, playing around, but is serious when he needs to be. This trump child always seems to be staring robotically. I wonder if he has friends. She always looks miserable. She married a wealthy man to have the lifestyle of a pampered housewife, and by all accounts did. Joke’s on her. Be careful what you wish for hustlers out there. *She deserves what she gets for not only sleeping…ick with, but marrying this asshat. Reap what you sow honey.*

      • minx says:

        None of them acknowledge the presence of the others. It’s always that way when the three of them are photographed together. They always have their arms straight at their sides, they aren’t looking at the others. It’s depressing.

    • Surely Wolfbeak says:

      Ha! Alexis Morell Carrington Colby Dexter Rowan would never wear that. Krystle would, though.

  5. Nancy says:

    To my knowledge, no First Lady has ever left their husband while in the WH. To my knowledge, no former president has ever had a first wife, who he left for his girlfriend because she was pregnant and then left her because he never wanted her in the first place to marry a professional socialite.

    • Nic919 says:

      Reagan was the first divorced president and had been married to second wife Nancy for years before he was elected. This scuzzbag not only publicly cheated on all his wives but treats all women with contempt. I can’t feel bad for Melania because she knew what he was before she married him. I only feel bad for Barron because he didn’t ask to be put in this situation.

    • lightpurple says:

      Reagan cheated on his first wife like crazy, including with his second wife Nancy. Nancy was pregnant when Reagan married her

      • Christin says:

        Why people think they are some great love story has always confounded me. He allegedly had several affairs and wasn’t a chaste Hollywood actor by any means.

      • Nancy says:

        Ditto on the Kennedy “Camelot” years of marriage. Everyone knows that JFK liked the ladies, all the Kennedy men did and paid for it in tragic events. Jackie then married Onassis, whose son died at age 24 in a plane crash. Onassis and daughter Christina thought Jackie brought the Kennedy curse to them. Most of these so-called love stories are more like Greek tragedies, particularly Onassis for obvious reasons.

      • Merritt says:

        Reagan also hated that his first wife, Jane Wyman, was a significantly more successful and more talented actor than he was.

      • M.A.F. says:

        FDR had two mistresses while in the White House. I know there is some stretchy stuff around Wilson too but I think that is more around the lines of him being a racist.

      • lightpurple says:

        Eisenhower and Bush I had long term mistresses. I think that in the past 100 years, the only two who have been faithful to their marriage vows were Carter and Obama.

      • magnoliarose says:

        LBJ had a black woman as a mistress. Not atypical in the south but confounding nonetheless. So much loaded history with that.

  6. Alix says:

    Focusing on her role as FLOTUS? Ha ha, who says she has no sense of humor!

  7. Rapunzel says:

    She got caught at another hotel, and skipped to FL while he was gone. There’s a divorce brewing. It’s just a matter of when.

    And Lord, don’t they spend enough time in FL? I swear, this family and its vacations.

    • swak says:

      Something is happening because the reason she didn’t go to Davos was because of her schedule. The only thing she did was visit the museum, which was not planned and I theorize she did because she needed something to say was on her schedule. Then took off for Florida. The minute the story that she had been staying in a hotel (and at what cost to the taxpayers if true) she hightailed it back to DC to prove she is devoted to Trump. Doesn’t smell right to me.

      • lightpurple says:

        And her “schedule” is laughable. She is probably the least active First Lady in over a century, and that includes Bess Truman who passed many of the duties off to her daughter Margaret. And no, Ivanka is NOT fulfilling First Lady duties. The traditional events that are normally handled by the First Lady’s office have been disasters in the past year because nobody is handling them until the absolute last minute when normal invitees and vendors go to the press and complain that scheduling deadlines are being blown.

      • jwoolman says:

        I love Melania’s choice of coverup pretend scheduled visit, though. Of all places, she chose a Holocaust museum! Must be a message of some sort. She brought good publicity to the place, definitely. She needs to do more of these “scheduled visits so I can’t go with my jerk of a husband” things. Maybe a Planned Parenthood next? Maybe DACA people or other immigrant groups can give her a standing invitation that she can use as the need arises.

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      This family and its *taxpayer* funded vacations. FIFY.

  8. Shelley says:

    She been bought and paid for and will forever be in the service of herself! Stop pretending that there is more to this woman.

    • Snappyfish says:

      Spot on

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:

      Exactly. The mental gymnastics people are doing to justify Melania staying married and having her son grow up with a cruel, nasty, White supremacists, misogynist, Xenophobe (who has never requested custody of any of his children), would be funny if it weren’t so alarming. I mean the man has gone on public record time and time again saying he prefers to pay his ex-wives to deal with his children until they are adults that he can talk business with.

      A woman shows you who they are and you refuse to believe your eyes. The same mental gymnastics were done on here to justify Ivanka’s support of Trump until ‘SNL’s Complicit’ skit woke everyone up to reality.

    • minx says:

      Thank you! She was a glorified escort who struck gold. She wasted OUR tax dollars for months in NYC because she didn’t want to move her pampered behind to DC. She contributes nothing to this country that has done so much for her. And she had the nerve to feed into the Obama birther nonsense. No sympathy from me.

    • Berry says:


    • MousyB says:

      Thank you – end of story. I swear, people need to stop reading into shit that isnt there. She is not planning some ~great escape. She made her bed and now she is lying in it. If she does leave him itll probably be years after his first (and hopefully only) term when he’s being sued left and right and hopefully on his way to jail.

    • magnoliarose says:

      Her eye is on the money. Period and I bet she is only thinking of money. There is nothing to her.

  9. Beth says:

    Things are looking stormy in the Trump marriage

  10. Shannon says:

    I think it’s be awesome to watch her make a break for it but from what I can see, why would she want to? She has a pretty comfy place to live, money, her kid & parents, she doesn’t have to sleep with him or even do very much. Sometimes I wonder if he’s got something over her head, some receipts to drop if she leaves. He’s evil enough to do that to the mother of his child.

    • broodytrudy says:

      Melania got to marry trump, that’s what she wanted. She didn’t want to be FLOTUS and I honestly believe she’s scared she will lose Barron. I never have believed she will divorce him.

      But, if she does she has to be very careful with his temperament when she approaches the subject. She can’t ask for too much, and has to hope the press won’t push biglys buttons and make him mad. We all know, and she certainly knows, he’s got the money and connections to drag any sort of custody out for years out of petty spite, and that Melania doesn’t have the income to keep it in court. I don’t think Trump wants anything really to do with Barron, and would hire a nanny and never see him, but he’s a petty POS who would love to drag this out and humiliate her.

      Regardless of her choice to marry him, she doesnt deserve that and no, doesn’t deserve to get the Hilary Clinton infidelity treatment because no one does.

      • lightpurple says:

        He doesn’t want the kid. He never wants custody of his kids. Nothing is stopping her from making arrangements to leave. She and her parents and Barron could be out of DC, out of the country if they wanted, before he even realized they were missing.

      • minx says:

        Lose custody to Trump?! He couldn’t care less about the child. And frankly I don’t think Trump would care if they divorced. The whole world knows they don’t share a room or have much to do with each other. He can go to functions alone or have Nagini as a date, and he can be left in peace with his real loves, junk food, Fox and Twitter.

      • Sarah says:

        “I mean, I won’t do anything to take care of them. I’ll supply funds and she’ll take care of the kids. It’s not like I’m gonna be walking the kids down Central Park,” Trump said in a 2005 interview with Howard Stern. “Marla used to say, ‘I can’t believe you’re not walking Tiffany down the street,’ you know in a carriage. Right, I’m gonna be walking down Fifth Avenue with a baby in a carriage. It just didn’t work.”

  11. Daisyfly says:

    Fun fact: only two presidents have every been divorced before taking office.

    Only one president has been divorced twice.

    Both are Republicans.

    Party of family values.

  12. Nicole says:

    *tries to remember something she’s done while being FLOTUS*

    • lightpurple says:

      Screwed up the inauguration luncheon, screwed up the Easter Egg Roll, read a Dr. Seuss book to a bunch of bored pre-teens in a hospital, sent a bunch of Dr. Seuss books to a middle school library in an affluent community that already had the books and didn’t need them instead of sending them to school libraries that did.

  13. Merritt says:

    What role as FLOTUS? She hasn’t done anything.

    • Beth says:

      Agree. All she’s done is read a few books to kids in the hospital and go to look at some places that hurricanes have badly damaged, which is a lot less than so many other citizens have done. She definitely seems to have no interest in being the FLOTUS

    • me says:

      Wasn’t she supposed to do this whole “anti cyber bullying” campaign? What happened to that?

  14. Snappyfish says:

    Only thing she has done so far has cost the taxpayers millions by staying in NYC for 5 months after the inauguration.

    • Taxi says:

      Please remember that Barron was in a Special Ed program & the decision was not to add to his problems by busting up the school year.

  15. magnoliarose says:

    There is no point dragging her when there have never been doubts that he’s been unfaithful all along. I don’t think anyone ever thought much of their marriage or had any illusions it was a partnership based on love.
    Her punishment is that no one cares or even pities her. The deplorables think she knew what she was getting into, so she deserves no sympathy.
    I agree with them.

  16. Eric says:

    Apropos of nothing, I’m dropping this timeline (courtesy of Seth) here:

    6/16/16: Jr, Manafort, Kush meet with Veselnitskaya
    7/27/16: DJT publicly invites Russia to commit crimes against the US
    8/17/16: DJT is briefed by US Intel that Russia is commuting cyber warfare
    9/8/16: Sessions and Kislyak meet secretly to discuss sanctions
    9/9/16: Russian bots begin retweeting DJT 500,000 times on Twitter
    9/21/16: don Jr begins comms with WikiLeaks
    9/21/16: DJT begins using the term WikiLeaks in speeches
    9/30/16: Papadopolous gives interview with Russian media implying DJT wants to drop Russian sanctions


  17. Dr. Mrs. The Monarch says:

    I think it is so much worse than being married to Dump. She may be terrified of assassination plots at every public occasion which is part of why she looks miserable and tries to stand apart from her spouse.
    If she listened to anyone, it would be her security team. It might also explain some of her reluctance to do any First Lady duties.
    I don’t say this to justify anything she has done. She is living in a Hell of her own making and she deserves to experience this terror after all the hatred she stirred up against the Obamas with the birther nonsense. She has bought the very best, first-class, non-stop, all-access ticket on the Karma train and she can’t get off.

    • jwoolman says:

      The Obamas seem to have forgiven her for anything she said in support of her scary husband’s idiotic birther thing. Maybe we should, too. I doubt very much that she is free to say what she really thinks about anything unless it is lock-step with whatever Donald tells her to say.

      Donald Trump is a vindictive malignant narcissist with sociopathic traits. He is quite capable of pushing for custody simply out of revenge and then tossing the kid into boarding school. Or even a military school such as where he was dumped for five years by his exasperated parents. Even joint custody would be a nightmare.

      Melania and her son really should have stayed in NYC. The guy is dangerous to be around especially as Mueller Time comes closer. Buy a few less WMDs and the extra security cost is covered. It’s a better use of our tax money than endless war. The ridiculous extremes the Feds went to with security is a problem that could be resolved.

  18. Onemoretime says:

    Or maybe she is waiting for that fat fast food, 2 scoops of ice cream eating pig to have a heart attack and kick the bucket; like the rest of not only Americans but the world hopes he does. But he’s such a Petty Betty he’d leave her with nothing. As far her First Lady duties that’s a laughable joke.

  19. Lorelai says:

    That photo of Barron is so, so sad. That poor kid.

    • Jessica says:

      Save your pity; he’ll be fine. He’ll grow into himself around his late teens, go off to college, find his crew, and be the person he’s supposed to (good or bad).

      • HannahF says:

        I strongly disagree. Childhood experiences affect the remainder of your life. This may be an extreme example but my dad was liberated from Bergen Belsen concentration camp when he was 15. Post Holocaust he managed to get to the US and education obtain an education. He was an extremely successful attorney and retired to a beautiful house in Santa Barbara, had 3 kids all of whom have graduate degrees, etc.. So yes, most of his life was very positive but the impact of the Holocaust still affects every one of his actions. That impact is/was felt by all of his children and even his grandchildren.

        Obviously, Barron doesn’t have to deal with trauma as severe as the Holocaust but it will his childhood will affect him now and going forward.

      • Betsy says:

        I hope you’re right, but I sincerely doubt it.

      • Taxi says:

        Barron’s special ed & other issues are well-known within the Columbia Prep school community which he attended in NY. It’s one of the few private schools that has Special Ed & individual counseling as an add-on, at additional cost, to the regular curriculum, both of which Barron participated in.

      • magnoliarose says:

        Anytime anyone has pointed that out others think you are picking on him but I know 45 dropped major money to get him accepted to the school and plenty more to keep him there.

        I can’t forget the photo of him playing with one of the babies, and I think it was Ivy or one of the interchangeable blonde wives who was watching Barron with unease like she didn’t want him near the baby. It wasn’t a look like she didn’t like him but like she thought he should be watched. The others weren’t looking on with their usual PR smiles but with similar discomfort and alarm.It was a strange video, and it has always stood out in my mind.

  20. adastraperaspera says:

    Melania is an employee of the Cheeto biz. She signed up for it. The marriage was a deal she cut so she could have a child and he could position himself as a family man to run for office. She had known him for nearly a decade by the time they tied the knot. She was already aware of what he “did for a living.” There is zero reason Trump would have “gotten married” otherwise. Listen to some of his Howard Stern interviews to hear his attitudes on women and marriage. This is a job that Melania knows she can never quit. If a divorce happens, it’s really just a firing of her, with a huge payout to stay quiet. You don’t hear a word out of Ivanna and Marla, for the same reason. Though the marriage to Melania was for much more nefarious purposes. And here we are, with millions of people in this country thinking their marriage is real and the Cheeto crime ring is the savior of us all.

    • jwoolman says:

      You need to read more about spouses of malignant narcissists. Such men as Trump put on the charm until the marriage contract is signed, then their true colors fly. Melania may very well have not known who she was marrying. She certainly never expected him to win a political office. Heck, he never expected to win himself. He was just angling for more money for a stupid tv show. She wanted financial security and a child, and for the child she had to promise to get her body back quickly after the birth.

  21. Ash says:

    The only person I feel sorry for in this debacle is Barron. He always looks so sad and out of it in pictures. It must be terrible having Trump as his father.

    • ORIGINAL T.C. says:


      Trump emasculates his sons. Ivanka is his pride and joy because she’s his pretty mini-me. The best hope for Barron is to be given money and ignored like Tiffany Trump.

  22. Jessica says:

    No way is Melania the Robot divorcing him; she’s waiting for him to die like half of the country.

    • Digital Unicorn (aka Betti) says:

      She’ll stick it out till he drops to protect Barron’s inheritance – she know’s those vile first 3 brats will try and get him cut out of the will like they tried to do with Tiffany.

  23. themummy says:

    I have nothing of substance to add here that hasn’t already been said. I’m here to direct our attention to her hair in that first photo, her dumb, dumb hair. She wears it like that all the time, with that weird all-around-the-head part that starts at the exact middle. It looks so weird, especially the way the front looks. It’s a weird kind of helmet hair. Melania’s hair is ridiculous. And that is all I can here to say. The rest of it is just too exhausting for me right now.

  24. Jayna says:

    I knew she wouldn’t leave until his term is up. I don’t believe he is going to run for a second term. She’s stuck. The kid is enjoying his new school. I don’t believe she ever really planned to leave him anyway until Baron graduated from high school.

    But having it come out he was with a porno star months after Baron was born is too much for even Melania to turn a blind eye to. No rubbers used. It’s obvious she believes it’s true and was furious. She wasn’t going to play his game and go on the trip to help him look good, no anniversary tweets from either of them, and then her trip out of the blue to Mar-a-Lago. I bet for staying in this marriage they negotiate and/or have already negotiated a new postnup when he won that gives her many more millions when they divorce than her prenup did. So now it’s just a job to get through. But he has humiliated with the news of a porn star and can you just imagine how even more their marriage is strained? She has her parents there in D.C., though. I imagine that gets her through it since she has no friends in D.C.

    • Chickadee says:

      All she really needs is Mr. Holmes and some burner phones!

    • jwoolman says:

      Melania needs to get a lot more money out of Trump now for staying. The money might be gone once he’s out of the White House, and the three original children are in charge of a lot of the money remaining.

  25. Kate says:

    I’m not a fan of Melania, but let’s face it: the First Lady gig is a ton of unpaid labor. You can argue that it is a privilege and she should be proud to serve… but she is supposed to direct a staff, engage in important events, and she’s not compensated in her own right for her time and energy. First Ladies who have leveraged their education to enact change (Hillary, Michelle) faced a lot of ridicule and derision for their efforts.

    At the end of the day, I’m sick of expecting women to do unpaid labor. Melania can eat bonbons and watch TV. If we wanted more, we would pay her.

    • lightpurple says:

      But she isn’t even doing the First Lady gig. The average first lady staff from Jackie K through Michelle O was around 24 people. Melania cut it down to 9 and the right-wing use it as an example of her saving money while Michelle was out of control – they ignore that Michelle had the same size staff as Laura and Hillary and Barbara and on and on. Events that the First Lady normally manages, like the Easter Egg Roll and the Holiday parties, are being arranged hastily after normal deadlines are blown, the invitation lists are much, much smaller and people like military families and local leaders who were included in the past are excluded.

    • Pinetree13 says:

      I agree totally. If it’s not a job why does the spouse have any duties?

  26. aquarius64 says:

    Notice that Trump has never defended Melania on this ? She humiliated him by not going to Davos. Don’t be surprised if Trump divorces her on grounds of adultery and name the guy. She has been accessed of cheating with the security guy at Tiffany’s. Trump will have his supporters turn on her.

    • magnoliarose says:

      This I believe. The deplorables would go to town on her. I still wouldn’t feel pity for her.

  27. Lilith says:

    What fresh hell is this?

    If that’s a wig it’s a bad one.

  28. Betsy says:

    They denied it, and coming from that lying White House – even the East Wing – that means it’s true.

  29. robyn says:

    Besides Melania being complicit … how many times and in how many ways can we say H Y P O C R I S Y? The Trump supporters, those Religious Right folk, have taken the Christ right out of Christianity. Maybe there’s a place in hell for them.

  30. anon says:

    if organizing dinners and easter egg rolls are so important, hire a permanent staff! i don’t get why the first spouse and it’s inevitablir a woman has to take care of such stuff.

    • magnoliarose says:

      The First Lady or soon Gent can’t really work anywhere. It would be a logistical nightmare, and they are supposed to be the first family. I think Michelle liked doing what she did, and it could be fun and rewarding if the person has substance and depth.
      I help my husband with his career, and he helps me because we love each other and we are a team.
      She’s just lazy and useless so she can’t even be bothered to do her share. It isn’t like she does anything between cosmetic procedures anyway.

    • jwoolman says:

      I would tell such a husband that I can’t be a twofer. I don’t have the right skills or temperament, and he couldn’t help in my job either (I’m a scientist and scientific translator). I would tell a politician or anybody who feels the need to socialize for his career that he should just pretend to be a bachelor because I’m staying home and am not organizing anything.

      It really is sexist to assume Melania has to do traditional FLOTUS stuff just because she’s married to the POTUS. She has neither the interest nor the skills and this is definitely not what she signed up for (and you know Donald didn’t consult her before running). She just isn’t confident enough to directly say so. Let the staff organize events.

      You’re just lucky if you can help your husband and vice versa and are both willing to do so. That sometimes happens, but not always. And as time goes on, the situation of both spouses in the White House having very diverse jobs and skill sets will arise frequently. What if the spouse was governor of a state or an Attorney General or a judge or president of a University? Or a researcher at a particular institution? Or any job tied to a particular place and time and important to the spouse? Women can verify that taking a hiatus for any reason in professional jobs is most often a major career hit and those opportunities can be gone forever. Why should the spouse have to give up everything for the one who ran for POTUS?

      So the situation of the non-POTUS spouse not being able or willing to uproot to go to DC will arise more often. Plenty of people have to work out long-distance relationships for such reasons. And one of these days, the POTUS will be divorced and not the custodial parent or sharing joint custody. Americans have to get used to the idea that the Secret Service is going to have to split their time between the ex and the POTUS in order to protect minor children, and they better figure out a way to do it without getting all the neighbors angry.

  31. isadora says:

    I wish there was a way for the CPS to take Barron away and let him be raised as a normal boy and not in a toxic environment like he is in now.

    I have no sympathy whatsoever for Melania. She has done nothing that deserves respect. And to engage in matters like anti-bullying…she does not have the intelligence to tackle that. This is just to polish her name which isn’t working. She’s a trophy and a moving mouthpiece nothing more nothing less.

  32. Twinkle says:

    I am posting this a lot. Feeling wary about the GOP tricks and schemes to sabotage Mueller’s investigation. It needs to be protected.
    Reading this gave me goosebumps although I already knew it.
    A Foreign Policy article from January 26, 2018 confirms the obvious.
    Nunes and his ilk (# ReleasetheMemo, GOP claiming need to investigate FBI’s “Secret society” etc.) are acting on Trump orders.

    A quote from the article: “President Donald Trump pressed senior aides last June to devise and carry out a campaign to discredit senior FBI officials after learning that those specific employees were likely to be witnesses against him as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, according to two people directly familiar with the matter.”

    Mueller’s investigation needs to be protected.

  33. JRenee says:

    Willing participant as long as the gold is being passed along to her and her family. She’s complicit.

  34. Deeana says:

    Re: Her hair

    Photo taken years ago shows lots of breakage at crown. After seeing photos like these published she likely switched to wigs and falls. Once you know what you’re looking for neither wigs nor falls are difficult to spot.

  35. GossipGal says:

    Bit of a typo in that headline Kaiser. You wrote “husband”, but it should have been spelled
    M O N E Y.