Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Inside Melania Trump’s complicated White House life: Separate schedule, different priorities
Last week, Trump tweeted that he repaid the attorney to “stop the false and extortionist accusations made by her about an affair.” Rudolph W. Giuliani, one of Trump’s lawyers, told NBC News that payment was made “to prevent personal embarrassment and heartache to [Trump’s] wife.”Another awkward exchange happened April 26 with Trump calling into “Fox & Friends,” announcing that it was Melania’s birthday, and then suddenly talking about Daniels. Asked on the same TV show what he had gotten Melania for her birthday, he paused: “Maybe, I didn’t get her so much. I got her a beautiful card, you know I’m very busy to be running out looking for presents.”
The president mocks political enemies on Twitter with his derogatory nicknames such as “Cryin’ Charles E. Schumer” or “Cheatin’ Obama”; Melania calls cyberbullying an “evil” and organized a White House conference to try to stop it.
Melania has complained that she doesn’t deserve the mean comments she has read about herself online. She has been heard saying that she knows her husband has contributed to the combative nature of today’s online chatter, and one associate said she has persisted with her anti-cyberbullying efforts despite White House advice that she pick any other issue to champion.