According to reports, former first lady Melania Trump has become a source of solace for her husband as he confronts accumulating state and federal indictments and campaigns for a second term as president.
Page Six of the New York Post reported that the events of the past few months have taken a toll on former President Donald Trump, who has been supported by his wife of 18 years.
A source close to the former first family spoke with the news outlet for a Monday report.
The individual stated that Melania is her husband’s “secret weapon.”
“Melania is being credited by his friends with keeping President Trump ‘calm and focused’ amid the hellish week of his being indicted for the third time,” a reported “Trump insider” told Page Six.
The individual explained that despite Trump’s tenacity, his accumulating legal problems have tested him.
“Friends whisper these last few weeks have been hard on Trump, and although he always presents a tough front, these constant legal assaults are affecting his day-to-day life,” the source said.
Reportedly, Melania has assumed a role behind the scenes to provide a sense of serenity.
“Melania’s even better than his regular golf games at keeping his temper in check,” the person said. “She provides a peaceful life for him when he needs it.”
The source added Trump eats breakfast daily with Melania and their son Barron and that the former first lady “turns the news off at times so they can watch something else together, and she frowns over telephone or social media use at the table.”
She also is said to be 100 percent in support of Trump’s third presidential bid.
“She backs his bid for a second term completely, and listens to him when he needs someone he can trust,” the source reportedly said. “[Melania] is obsessively private, she never gossips with even her closest friends, so Trump knows when they talk about important things it’s just between them.”
Alvin Bragg, the Manhattan district attorney, indicted Trump on 34 felony counts of falsifying business documents in April in New York City.
In June, two months later, a federal grand jury voted to indict him for the alleged mismanagement of classified documents stored at his Mar-a-Lago estate and resort.
The former president was charged with dozens of counts, including willful retention of national defense information, obstruction of justice conspiracy, and making fraudulent statements and representations.
Last week, Smith struck again by criticizing Trump’s decision to contest the 2020 election results.
Trump has been charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, and conspiracy to prevent others from exercising their constitutional rights by the Department of Justice.
Trump faces the possibility of a fourth indictment in as many months, as Fulton County, Georgia, District Attorney Fani Willis has indicated that she may be the next to file charges related to Trump’s election challenge in Georgia.
Numerous reports indicate that Willis is formulating charges against Trump, although the nature of these accusations has not yet been disclosed.