Melania Trump sat down a little while ago to answer some questions….
The reporter got around to asking Donald Trump’s wife about her husband….
She gave a very evasive answer….
If he’s accused of infidelity or sexual misconduct, she stands beside him at the press conference, looking somber but supportive. When it’s her turn to speak, she talks about what a wonderful husband he is, what a loving father — he would never do something like this. The message is simple: If his wife is sticking with him, the country should too.
Now, in an interview with ABC’s Tom Llamas, Melania has addressed the infidelity allegations directly. But instead of gushing about what a great husband the president is, she merely said she has more important things to think about. It’s of a piece with her entire approach to supporting her husband publicly: Do the absolute minimum.
Of course, she hasn’t gone so far as to support the women who have accused her husband — or newly confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — of sexual misconduct. In the same interview with Llamas, she said that women who come forward as part of #MeToo need “really hard evidence” and that “you cannot just say to somebody, ‘I was sexually assaulted’ or ‘You did that to me.’”
Her reticence does say something, though, about President Trump’s public image. Traditionally, the wives of powerful men have acted to soften and humanize their husbands, to counteract allegations of sexual misconduct, infidelity, or other behavior that might give voters pause.
Trump, however, may not need softening. He’s popular, in part, because he’s a bully who frequently makes sexist and racist comments, who thinks nothing of mocking a woman who says she was sexually assaulted. Maybe Trump doesn’t need his wife to talk about what a great guy he is, because his supporters like that he isn’t a great guy….
Some of us might be thinking this….
The woman married a rich NYC Real Estate….RICH.…
She therefore received a HUGE increase in her spending power….
But she was invisible …
When her husband (She is his third wife) decided that he would run for President she had to think like the rest of us that this was just something that would be another tangent he was going on…
He became President…
Being President has meant that OTHER people would know about all the women her husband was running around with…Even worst?…The women the he was running around with while she was carrying their child….
No Melania Trump did NOT answer the reporter that she loved her husband….
No she didn’t say ANYTHING bad about him….
(Reports are she travels in separate motorcades then her husband, that she sleeps in separate rooms when they travel and when was the last time you saw the two hold hands?)
Her parents just became American citizens….
And my wife reminds me…
Ten minutes after Donald Trump ain’t President?
She COULD file for a divorce and become an instant millionaire …..
image..Andrea Hicks/The White House/Flickr