Melania Trump spent some time, in public, with her husband on Monday. They walked together to Marine One, holding hands, and Melania almost tripped in her dumb boots, and her husband caught her and put his arm around her to steady her. Then she joined her husband in New Hampshire where they both gave speeches about the opioid crisis. Bigly thanked Melania profusely, telling the audience, “Thank you to our First Lady, Melania, who has been so incredible. Thank you. And we are blessed to have you as our First Lady. Really are.” Why is Melania being so… affectionate?
Their appearance together comes as Trump’s lawyer threatened to sue Daniels for allegedly violating a nondisclosure agreement 20 times, according to The Washington Post. Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal attorney, claimed he had the right to sue Daniels — whose real name is Stephanie Clifford — for $20 million in damages in court documents filed Friday, according to the newspaper.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Cohen arranged a $130,000 payment to Daniels a month before the 2016 election so she’d keep quiet about an alleged sexual encounter she had with Trump in July 2006 — less than four months after Trump’s wife, Melania, gave birth to their son, Barron, now 11. Cohen and the White House have denied the allegation of an affair, with a Trump official telling the Wall Street Journal in January: “These are old, recycled reports, which were published and strongly denied prior to the election.”
Cohen initially denied paying Daniels, but later admitted to it calling it a “private transaction” and said it didn’t violate any campaign finance laws. A recent Wall Street Journal report said Cohen later complained to friends that he hadn’t been reimbursed for the payment.
Daniels is still fighting to tell her story. The New York Times reported this month that Daniels’ lawyer sent a letter to Cohen offering to return the $130,000 payment in exchange for dissolving a so-called “hush agreement.” She is set to appear on 60 Minutes this Sunday with contributor Anderson Cooper.
So Melania is sticking around even though she’s being humiliated on an hourly basis by the constant revelations about Stormy Daniels. And Melania is going to be further humiliated when Stormy’s 60 Minutes interview airs. Of course, all of this is assuming that Melania is still capable of feeling humiliated. Which… who knows.
Also, Melania is finally going to host a “summit” with “technology industry leaders” about the very important issue of cyberbullying. Today, Melania will sit down with representatives of Amazon, Facebook, Google, Twitter and other companies to talk about cyberbullying. I would imagine that Facebook has bigger fish to fry these days. And Twitter allows Donald Trump to cyberbully people every g–damn day, so this is just a joke.
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