While we’re waiting to see what kind of hellscape we’re living in – a hellscape where Trump “wins” versus a hellscape where Biden wins by only a slim margin – can we talk about the fact that Melania Trump voted in-person in Florida yesterday? Melania and Donald Trump changed their residence to Florida, so they vote there. Baby Fist early-voted, but naturalized citizen Melania wanted to vote on Election Day. She did so in a $4500 Gucci dress and a Birkin bag and NO MASK.
First Lady Melania Trump stepped out to perform her civic duty on Election Day in Palm Beach, Fl. — and was the only person at the Morton and Barbara Mandel Recreation Center not wearing a mask.
“It’s Election Day, so I wanted to come here to vote today for the election,” the first lady, 50, said when reporters asked why she hadn’t voted with her husband, President Donald Trump, 74, last week.
After she cast her vote, Mrs. Trump left the building accompanied by the Palm Beach supervisor of elections, Wendy Sartory Link. Waving and smiling, Mrs. Trump told reporters that she was feeling “great.” The affirmation comes just a month after she announced that she had been diagnosed with COVID-19, as had her husband and their 14-year-old son, Barron. (The trio has since recovered.)
The masklessness continues to be gross. And as much as people spin out scenarios where Melania wants to leave him, my guess is that she voted for him. In Florida, which was called for Trump last night. Florida Woman is a public health hazard, and a hazard for democracy.
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