This week, New York Magazine published an article detailing former First Lady Melania Trump’s apparent absence from the hectic schedule of her husband.
Last Saturday at a college football game attended by Trump, it appears that someone purchased a plane to carry a banner bearing the inscription “Where’s Melania?”
Certain individuals attributed it to a publicity ploy orchestrated by the Desantis campaign.
NY Mag reported:
“Ahead of the Iowa–Iowa State college-football game on Saturday, someone went to the trouble of hiring a plane to fly a banner over the event mocking Donald Trump, who was in attendance. But of all the things they could mock him for — from getting indicted four times to refusing to accept his 2020 election loss to having small hands — they inexplicably went with “Where’s Melania?””
It’s a weird question because we have a pretty good idea of what the former first lady is up to: She’s living her life and avoiding her husband’s drama. Melania skipped all of Trump’s arraignments and post-arrest rallies, and hasn’t shown up to any of his campaign events. But she was never big on playing the dutiful political wife, and she isn’t “missing” as suggested by this flyer distributed at the game, which features the phone number for Mar-a-Lago:
In the last year, Melania has been spotted every few weeks in New York and Palm Beach, Florida, occasionally appearing with her husband or their son. And thanks to regular dispatches from anonymous “sources close to Melania,” we know she’s just not worked up about her husband’s considerable legal troubles.
“Melania is busy with her son and family and she pays only so much attention to these issues which captivate the media,” a source told People last month. “Of course these criminal charges are embarrassing to Melania and to Donald, but life goes on and each reacts to stress in different ways.”
So who’s behind this rather low-energy Trump attack? We don’t know, but Trump supporters were quick to point the finger at Ron DeSantis, and there is some circumstantial evidence to support that theory.
Weeks ago, the Trump campaign flew a banner over the Iowa State Fair that said Be Likeable, Ron!
Today, there’s scattered “Missing” flyers all over the rivalry Iowa game — where Trump, DeSantis & several other candidates will both appear. pic.twitter.com/Sv932ulqAr
— Rachel Scott (@rachelvscott) September 9, 2023
Moreover, the MSM is receiving inquiries regarding Melania, to which Trump replied.
Thursday, Trump conveyed his eagerness regarding the possibility that Melania might soon accompany him on the campaign trail.
“We’ll see her on the trail soon?” Kristen Welker, the host of “Meet the Press,” posed to the former president.
“Yes. Soon? Yeah, pretty soon. When it’s appropriate, but pretty soon,” Trump answered. “She’s a private person, a great person, a very confident person and she loves our country very much.”
“And honestly, I like to keep her away from it. It’s so nasty and so mean,” Trump explained.
The upcoming interview, featuring Welker in her first appearance as the moderator of “Meet the Press,” is slated to air on Sunday on a variety of NBC affiliates throughout the United States.
Furthermore, NBC News has extended an invitation to President Joe Biden to participate in an interview discussion with Welker.
Amidst her husband’s pursuit of the presidency, the former first lady’s participation in the campaign trail was noticeably limited throughout the preceding two election cycles, with her appearances totaling a mere handful.
During the year 2020, she exhibited a minimal degree of engagement in both virtual and in-person events.
In the year 2016, she circumscribed her public persona and predominantly participated in endeavors associated with her ten-year-old son, Barron.
The preceding president apprised Welker of her preoccupation with the duty of caring for Barron, who is currently seventeen years old.
“She loves that boy,” Trump gushed.
Nevertheless, the conspicuous absence of the aforementioned individual during this specific time period has garnered attention, as they have failed to appear at any of the court proceedings, notwithstanding the presence of other family members who were in his company.
The degree of prominence demonstrated by the spouses of alternative Republican candidates has been considerably greater during the course of this election season.
Casey DeSantis, the spouse of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, has accompanied him on his campaign trail on a consistent basis, placing strategic emphasis on the importance of familial bonds and parenthood.
Moreover, she has established herself as a prominent figure in her own right, having delivered her first public performance independently in Iowa in July.
At the beginning of this month, Joe Rogan confronted the liberal media, which had been disseminating allegations originating from Democrats regarding Melania Trump’s stance on her husband’s legal issues.
Joe Rogan lauded Melania Clinton with great intensity, deeming her the “most alluring first lady in history.” The sentiment emerged as a reaction to an article that contended that she allegedly had no interest in the ongoing legal challenges faced by Trump.
Rogan defended Melania in a recent episode of his Spotify podcast subsequent to the publication of an article by Vanity Fair. The objective of the article was to present a comprehensive synopsis of Melania Trump’s emotions regarding the four criminal indictments and subsequent trials that he is enduring during his re-election campaign.
According to the story, “Melania’s Take on Donald Trump’s Fourth Indictment Is Basically ‘Sucks to Be You, Pal’: Report.”
Rogan declared that he had not reviewed the aforementioned article, in which People Magazine cited statements from an informant. According to the source, Melania autonomously pursues her own personal pursuits. Given the significant legal charges, which total 91 felonies, that Trump faces, Melania’s demeanor can be described as one of indifference or detachment, expressing a sentiment similar to “Sucks to be you, pal.”
“You don’t even have an interview with her … This is just a narrative you want to promote,” … Rogan said as he engaged in a conversation with stand-up comic Dave Smith. “Are you sure that’s the take? How can you openly say that? Did you get a source? You know for sure that’s how she feels? … Maybe she said it for funsies,” Rogan questioned.