If he does indeed decide to seek the White House again in 2024, failed, one-term, twice-impeached former President Donald Trump may just have do it solo, because
Melania Trump is reportedly not the least bit interested in being first lady for a second time.
CNN’s Kate Bennett
said recently on “Inside Politics” that Melania is telling friends she’s sick and tired of being an accessory for Donald:
“Not unlike 2016, Melania Trump has no intention really of joining the campaign or being a prolific presence. I’ve spoken to people who said that she’s not really even interested in being in the White House again, going through being first lady again.”
Bennett then added that Melania doesn’t want the spotlight that comes along with the public life of a first lady:
“We know she’s an extremely private person and that being in the public eye wasn’t necessarily something she wanted to do in the first place. She’s retreated now back to Mar-a-Lago, being a mom, et cetera, and she really has no interest in helping her husband with his perceived, as we all know, his political ambitions.”
That led host Kaitlan Collins
“Is this not a conversation that’s happening?”
“I don’t think that’s how they operate. People are under the misconception that this is a couple that don’t spend time together, they don’t talk — it’s really not true. They have very independent lives but they do consult each other. In 2016 when she was asked to do events, asked to go on campaign events and rallies, the answer was ‘no’ so often that people on Trump’s campaign just stopped asking her because it was always going to be a no — and we’ll see that again this time around.”
It’s just as well. Melania Trump has almost no personality, usually seems bored, and butchers the English language when she does manage to say something. She comes across as cold and self-absorbed.
Will Trump even run again? That probably depends on what legal problems he’s facing at the time. And at the moment, it looks like he’s going to have quite a few of those.