Melania Trump doesn’t want to be First Lady, she doesn’t want him to run again


Did you see the news over the weekend that Donald Trump is in advanced talks to sell his DC hotel? The hotel was the site of many bribes and much criminal enterprise, and all of the GOP morons who wanted to curry favor with Dear Leader were required to check into the hotel and/or hold their meetings there. I’m sure every single one of America’s foreign adversaries had the place bugged. So the new owners will probably have to do a full sweep. Anyway, it’s curious that the man who swears that he’ll run for president again is selling the site of so many “deals.” Is it because he’s not actually going to run? Who knows. One thing is for sure, though: Melania Trump is not interested in ever going back to the damn White House. From CNN:

Last month Melania Trump returned from her summer sojourn in New Jersey to Palm Beach, Florida, where friends say she will reside fulltime at Mar-a-Lago while Barron Trump attends a private high school. She’s giving up the Manhattan life she knew pre-White House, a period of time that granted her as much anonymity as possible for being the wife of Donald Trump.

Melania Trump’s disinterest in public political life runs deep enough that she has gone so far as to tell several friends that not only does she not intend to bolster her husband’s inflated political ambitions, she has zero desire for a White House redux, according to several people who spoke with CNN about her mindset. “Being first lady again is not what she wants,” said one of the people, who had a close relationship with Trump during her White House tenure. “For her, it was a chapter — and it’s over, and that’s that.”

She views her husband’s continued impact on the GOP landscape as his job, not hers. “You’re not going to see her at rallies or campaign events, even if he ‘officially’ says he’s running again,” said another person aware of the disinterest Trump has shown in supporting the former President. “Instead it’s going to be Lara (Trump, the wife of Trump’s son, Eric) or (Kimberly) Guilfoyle (the girlfriend of Trump’s eldest son, Don). They have that same urge Trump has to (run) again; Melania absolutely does not.”

The office of Melania Trump did not respond to CNN’s request for comment.

[From CNN]

CNN goes on to note that even if her husband does end up running again, it’s not like the MAGAts will even expect to see Melania on the trail. A GOP operative noted: “His base got used to not having her there… Instead, she pulled off this idea that her not being there was a good thing. They get defensive about her not being there.” Which is true, there was barely any “where’s Melania?” narrative, even though she behaved like a lazy trophy wife for years. Anyway, a lot can happen in three years, and I think Melania knows something her husband doesn’t know: there won’t actually be another presidential run.

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  1. MaryContrary says:

    God help us all.

    • DuchessL says:

      And at least this also confirms we wont see Ivanka or Jared anytime soon lol

    • Ry says:

      It’s not God. It’s the freewill of half of the people in thos country who are so batshit I’m walking around stunned. I’m almost happy my life expectancy is maybe half more years in front than behind.
      There are no more rules. Half the world is mad and uneducated and slightly evil.
      That’s it.
      If this sociopath runs again and wins, then fuck it all. Half of us deserve it.
      The other half? Go equally as insane. This time? Play their fucking game.
      And play the long one.
      Don’t play fair. Play to win. I’ve always said that. Goddam bipartisanship.
      Obama disappointed. He was fair.
      Now look.

    • Carmen says:

      Since Squinterella did such a lousy job the first time around, why should she get to make a repeat performanc?

  2. Mac says:

    She was the worst first lady ever. Good riddance.

    • olliesmom says:

      She did nothing worthwhile but stir the pot and put up scary Christmas decorations.

    • Chicago says:

      I see it differently even though she is most likely a lazy person. The president’s wife is not an elected official and we need to stop expecting women to become an extension of their husbands. Yes, a wife of a public official CAN create a platform, be active, do a lot of good, facilitate change and help a lot of people, but she shouldn’t HAVE to. He was elected, he should be doing his job. His wife can choose to.
      It was Carla Bruni who said she doesn’t expect her husband Sarkozy to stand behind her on stage while she is singing, so why are people expecting her to do it when he is giving speeches? I completely agree with her. Much as I’m not a fan of Melania, this is a women’s issue and societal expectations we continue to place on them. If my husband decided to go into politics he would know that I’m not going to be his sidekick. I have my OWN life and interests.
      And to top it all, for a supposedly democratically inclined society this “a presidency is a whole family affair, everybody and the grandma is in on it!” feels a bit too like trying to be kings.

      • Sandii says:

        @Chicago: so true!

      • ncboudicca says:

        point taken – though I expect it’s hard to have a life and still be out and about (as the spouse of a President) following your own career path because of the security risks and the constant presence of Secret Service following you around and preceding you to every destination.

        edited to say that I know that wasn’t the point you (@Chicago) were trying to make; I got caught up in the pointless minutiae of going down that road. Wholeheartedly agree with what you said!

      • Seaflower says:

        @ncboudicca – Dr Jill Biden is still teaching on a part time basis, and also did so as Second Lady. She continues to support all of her interests MO built on her interests as well to create an incredible legacy.

        Melania is a poor mans Kate – wants the trappings of wealth and privilege, but couldn’t give a rodents posterior about using their position to help others, or even building a life of any kind.

      • Korra says:

        I actually agree with this point. I would give Melania some level of props it she was honest about not wanting a role at all. However, she did use taxpayer dollars for a small staff, including a chief of staff and a comms director, so I do believe she warrants some level of criticism for wasting resources. But overall, I do agree that a First Lady should not be expected to have a public facing role just because it is some sort of outdated, sexist tradition.

      • The Recluse says:

        But she was planning to monetize her position when she first went in. When that got out, she had to scuttle those plans due to the backlash. She’s lazy unless it benefits her wallet.

    • Jennifer says:

      Certainly the most obviously least interested in the whole thing, for sure. She barely did anything, took months to move into the WH, etc. And don’t forget her rude jacket! She so conspicuously hated the whole thing that it was comedy.

  3. Tom says:

    He’s got to be less than thrilled she’s stepping on his money pipeline.

    • (TheOG) Jan90067 says:

      Those fools will CONTINUE to send in the fund-raised dollars to their Golden Calf, who is laughing ALLLLLLLL the way to the bank. Even with the * at the bottom, saying a *portion* of the donation will go to the campaign only if *over* a certain amount (I think it was $7K on the past one), they are STILL sending $$$$, even if they can barely feed/house themselves.

      It truly is insanity.

  4. Rapunzel says:

    Of course there won’t be a run. Trump is just trying to get $$$$. I’ve gotten robocalls from his “campaign” as recently as last month.

  5. Rocķy says:

    No surprise. She didn’t want to be first that the first time either.

  6. MsIam says:

    Like she actually “wanted” to be First Lady the first time around. An automaton would have had more engagement. Anyway, I think Trump is more interested in doing rallies and raising money especially because Trump Org looks like its going down in flames. He can play king maker for the next tyrant the GQP wants to push out there.

  7. HeatherC says:

    Mark the date and time, Melania Trump and I whole heartedly agree on something. Neither of us want her to be first lady again.

  8. Lizzie says:

    How ironic, nobody wanted her to be First Lady to begin with.

  9. It’sJustBlanche says:

    She looks so drunk and over it in that Gucci muumuu. When she got off the plane the sort of staggered to the side. She’s loathsome.

  10. Lizzie says:

    Isn’t this Ivanka’s dream, she can step in as Princess First Daughter?

  11. Seaflower says:

    From what I’ve read all of tRump properties are loosing money and he is facing some huge bills coming due in the form of bank loans. Even the DC hotel is loosing significant money. He needs money asap as he was betting on still being President and being able to avoid criminal charges (banks would run a mile from criminal charges and would withdraw finance but wouldn’t dare bankrupt a sitting President), or he quickly needs to refinance (as Pres he could get a foreign country to pay off his debts in exchange for selling out the US/or a US bank to bank roll him in exchange for favours. The DC hotel would be the most lucrative to sell.

    Plus he’s now addicted to the high of mass adoration and attention (read controversy).

    Interesting Ivanka is not featuring in the talk of potential political power, only the son’s partners. I think Ivanka has realised the legal, political and social status risks are too high.

    • Lizzie Bathory says:

      All of this. He’s desperate. He doesn’t even own the DC hotel–he’s just trying to unload the lease, which is less valuable than it normally would be due to the pandemic (the irony). He doesn’t care about running, but he can’t give up the adoration & the grift. He’ll at least pretend to run so he can keep collecting money.

      Ivanka is up to her ears in criminality. With Tom Barrack’s arrest, I have a feeling he’s cooperating. I also have a feeling Jared will cooperate once Barrack makes a plea deal & throw Ivanka under the bus.

    • olliesmom says:

      He can always find some smarmy foreign government to loan him more money for his “services” to them. No bank in the US will loan him money. Geeze, he might even take money from one of those “sh** hole countries” that he referred to if he’s desperate enough.

    • Noodle says:

      Maybe he can finally buy the Four Seasons (Landscaping Co) with the Trump Hotel windfall.

    • The Recluse says:

      Drumpf should have never been awarded the lease to the Old Post Office Pavilion. Even the people at Marriott warned the government that he would say one thing to get the lease and then do something else as soon as he had it, which he did: look up the historian who was supposed to be there for the whole renovation process.
      There have been pics on Twitter of the utterly deserted hotel on a Friday night. It’s losing money like a cut artery loses blood. And he killed a deal/plan for the FBI building location to be turned into a hotel/multi-use complex because he didn’t want competition for his lousy hotel.
      Whoever buys the lease will first have to exorcise the building and then redo it to get rid of the rest of the (Ivanka) Drumpf taint of pseudo tasteful decor.

  12. Rosebud says:

    We’ll see. She also didn’t want him to run the first time but she still did interviews and events supporting him. If trump runs again, she’ll be beside him, so she’s full of shit. Stop falling for these fluff pr pieces. She’s a trumper through and through.

  13. olliesmom says:

    She is a waste of space and air. And she’s as awful as he is.

  14. molly says:

    Her absolute misery at being First Lady was one of the few things that brought me joy in those years. She HAAAATED every second of it.

  15. Wiglet Watcher says:

    I’m torn on Mel. She’s horrible in most ways, but she also sort of sabotages her husband. I’ll take any win. However small or accidental.

  16. Lightpurple says:

    But who will do the f**king Christmas decorations?

  17. M says:

    I guess that means they couldn’t force Fauxlania to make more appearances for them. I wonder if she was Secret Service or they hired her from somewhere?

  18. Moira's Rose's Garden says:

    She never was a lady and from my lips to God’s ears we will never have to worry about seeing her pretend to be first lady.

  19. Traveler says:

    I’m more surprised by the fact that this insipid, plutomaniac has friends.

  20. Giddy says:

    No one ever wrote about her warmth and grace as First Lady. We never saw articles about her generosity and lovely manners as she welcomed various groups to the White House. Nor did we hear about her very quiet visits to Walter Reed, or even to elementary schools. We never heard these things because they didn’t happen. Instead she had the beautiful Rose Garden torn up, and gave us frightening Christmas displays. It’s been an absolute joy to know that she is in Florida and not representing the U.S. in any way.

    • Moira's Rose's Garden says:

      But we did get the story of her speaking French (one of her many languages in which she is fluent which helped her obtain her Genius Visa) to French schoolchildren who had absolutely no idea what she was saying.

      Be best. LOL

    • Nyro says:

      I look very that she’s been run out of NYC as well. It must be killing her to have to spend her days in Florida. I bet she never steps foot outside of Palm Beach. LOL

  21. Lizzie says:

    Will she ‘write’ another speech? Who would she plagiarize this time, Dr. Jill Biden?
    I don’t think she is living up to Be Best.

  22. Aimee says:

    Um, she wasn’t First Lady the first time around.

  23. AmelieOriginal says:

    She was absent the first six months Trump was in office, she delayed her arrival at the White House for as long as possible and used Barron finishing the school year at his current school as an excuse. She barely did anything while she was First Lady, her not being interested in being First Lady ever again (which is not going to happen since either Donald won’t run or she will divorce him first) is nothing earth-shattering. We know she didn’t want to be First Lady before Trump campaigned for the presidency and after he became president. We didn’t have a First Lady for the 4 years Trump was in office. I don’t blame her for not wanting to be First Lady, it’s a thankless, arduous job with no salary. And it was not what she signed up for when she married Trump. But pretending to have a platform and a sham staff is just wasting everyone’s time and money. She could have just put out a statement at the beginning of Trump’s presidency saying she would be focused on raising Barron and being a mom and would be staying mostly out of the private eye. Sure, it’s untraditional but nothing about the Trumps was traditional.

    • The Recluse says:

      She claimed that she would continue her ‘Be Best’ campaign after she got out and the crickets have been making more noise since than she has about her vanity campaign.

  24. judith A reeder says:

    Well everyone i know feels the same!!

  25. Julia K says:

    That marriage is a contractual agreement. Winning the presidency may have broke the contract so it was renegotiated. Her new contract may address her level of involvement in his life. They are probably on the same page. He has always been somewhat of a go it alone type of guy, so her absence on the pretend campaign trail will not be a problem.

  26. Busybody says:

    I’m so tired of the right wing nuts talking about how elegant and beautiful she is. If she didn’t have her body and fashion, would we find her attractive? Her face is extremely severe and her personality is atrocious.

  27. MerlinsMom1018 says:

    It’s ok Melania
    Nobody wants you to be first lady again either, so it’s all good

  28. Rise & Shine says:

    This odious family….aaargh. For those saying Ivanka has no interest here though, nope Ivanka and Jared are rehabbing their image and have every intention of getting themselves back into power. Trust me. Investigations need to be coming on strong about now, this family should be on multiple trials, not considered viable, normal people much less future candidates. Aargh. Meanwhile, we need to get moving on the next mid-terms, we can NOT afford to have the Repubs take back the house or the senate. Working on NO to Newsom recall (seriously,wtf? NO) then moving full speed ahead on mid-terms. We have to do it. Take nothing for granted, this horrid family has no intention of leaving. Maybe Melania, not the rest of them. NEVER again, we can’t allow it.

  29. Rise & Shine says:

    Maybe not Melania, but Ivanka, Jared, Lara, Eric, Jr, and Mr. Trump et al have every intention of getting back into politics, seriously. No, just no. Meanwhile, time to start working on mid-terms soon everybody!

  30. Isadora says:

    Her Be Best campaign was a rousing “success” with Melanoma equally being sh*tty as her husband at times. So yeah, she might be lazy, she wants to distance herself from her husband but the reality is we’ve seen her supporting her husband’s equal bad ways and she herself did the same thing. All the while the media and people been projecting her the victim of a loveless marriage or “the voice of reason”. She was neither and she certainly no ally. She looks out for herself and son and the rest and if that self preservation means she has to enabling Drumpy to get what she wants she gladly will do it.

  31. jferber says:

    What she wants means nothing to trump. That’s just a fact. He’ll do what he wants and re-negotiate the pre-nup later on.