Former first lady Melania Trump is a constant amidst the whirlwind of obstacles facing former President Donald Trump.
A Manhattan grand jury issued an indictment against Trump last week; he will be arraigned on Tuesday.
“Melania and Donald were both shocked when they were told” about the indictment, People reported it was told by what it called “a political source.”
“They weren’t expecting it, but Melania will support him. That’s what she does. They are a family,” the source said.
A Palm Beach insider told People that the couple’s social calendar was unaffected by the indictment on Thursday, when they dined in public with friends at Mar-a-Lago, the day the indictment was made public.
“Like usual, drama swirls around them and they wade through it. It’s part of their lives,” the source said.
On Thursday at Mar-a-Lago, according to Trump aide Gina Loudon, the pair acted as if nothing was amiss.
“Beautiful evening here at the gorgeous Mar a Lago!” she tweeted.
Beautiful evening here at the gorgeous Mar a Lago!
Our REAL First Couple enveloped in the love of their friends and most loyal!
(Sorry to disappoint, corporate media 😜. Actually not. Screw you! This is a happiness you will never know, sadly). pic.twitter.com/IFsFU41lAd
— Dr. Gina (@RealDrGina) March 31, 2023
“Our REAL First Couple enveloped in the love of their friends and most loyal!” she wrote.
People and the Daily Mail both painted a similar portrait of the former first lady.
“Mrs. Trump is strong. She is focused on her family and stands behind her husband, as she always has,” the source said.
“For the past seven years, the left has made multiple attempts to smear and attack her family and this is just the latest attempt to bring him down,” the source said.
Donald Trump attended a party at Mar-a-Lago on Thursday night with his wife Melania by his side, pictured in a suit and tie beaming as Melania stood beside him in a red dress.
— DottieSilentNoMore (@DottieFincham) March 31, 2023
The Daily Mail noted that when dining in public on the day her husband learned he was indicted, “Melania Trump wore a vivid red dress, making it easy to pick her out in the crowd.”
“For the former first lady, who often lets her clothes speak for her, it was a bold statement,” the Mail wrote.
According to the Daily Mail, neither Melania Trump nor the couple’s son Barron were visible among the group that followed the former president to New York on Tuesday for his arraignment.