17 February, 2017
Melania Trump isn't the first reluctant first lady in American history, though it has been quite a while since there was one who was so absent from the White House. "It was Donald's. Truthfully, it's a lot to cope with".
"I think that Melania's going to be outstanding", Trump said Thursday during a lengthy, at times combative news conference at the White House.
Family friend and stylist, Phillip Bloch, told Us Weekly, "This life wasn't her dream". Trump aides told CNN he uses the dinners to discuss national security and foreign affairs where the president learns by asking questions and getting opinions instead of reading briefings.
But sources say the first lady no longer even leaves Trump Tower to take the 10-year-old to school.
Added the source, 'Melania is unhappy with how her life ended up'.
Then again, let's not get over-zealous with the sympathy.
"A amusing thing happens", Trump continued of the first lady, who married the then-real estate mogul in 2005. Fiery United Mine Workers President John L. Lewis never forgave FDR when he was invited to bring his wife to the White House for tea with the president and first lady in 1939.
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So far, her appearances as first lady have been quite limited. People saw pictures of her looking serious in candid moments and took it to mean she was unhappy, even though there was no real proof of how she was feeling either way.
Mrs. Trump's silence and absence have generated a digital movement-#FreeMelania-suggesting that she is some kind of political prisoner.
So omnipresent has the glare of being the gilded wife of the much loathed (depending on which media outlet you trust) president, along with the daily picket lines outside Trump Tower, that Melania has also now forfeited taking chauffeured trips escorting son, Barron to and from his private school.
That would explain why she appears so rarely in public, when Michelle Obama had welcomed citizens to the White House from the first week, and organized a party to meet the staff of the institution.
"Melania has the Secret Service take Barron to and from his private school", a source said.
The first lady also could not be persuaded to accompany the Japanese prime minister's wife, Akie Abe, on the traditionally first lady-hosted Capitol tour for spouses visiting dignitaries. "They're doing this because they feel it, both of them", Trump said of his 35-year-old daughter and the first lady.