As the holidays rapidly approach many Americans are looking forward to reuniting with friends and family in communal celebration. It’s a time to value and thank the people in our lives and reflect on the year that’s passed. For the Trump family, this reflection is bound to be less than joyous.
The Trumps have quickly become one of the most hated clans in the world. President Trump is one of the most unpopular presidents in history and his feckless children have been incompetently bumbling all the unearned governmental responsibilities their father has bestowed on them.
On top of that, many members of the family have been drawn into the crosshairs of special counsel Robert Mueller as he investigates possible conspiracy between the Trump team and Russia. Donald Trump Jr. in particular looks to be on the verge of going down, and his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee only raised more questions about his involvement with the Russians and his father’s knowledge thereof.
In other words, the Trumps don’t have a lot to celebrate this Christmas. Perhaps that explains why the First Lady said she’d prefer to spend the holiday far away from the rest of the world.
When asked where in the world she would celebrate the holidays if she could go anywhere, Melania said, “I would spend my holidays on a deserted island, a tropical island, with my family.” Presumably, that island would allow her to escape her responsibilities as First Lady and allow her family to temporarily escape their legal problems.
NBC News tweeted out the clip:
First lady Melania Trump answers questions about Christmas from children: "I would spend my holidays on a deserted island, a tropical island, with my family." pic.twitter.com/pQKDBynLAG
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 7, 2017
It appears that Melania wants to slip out the limelight. By all accounts, she never liked the idea of being First Lady in the first place, which makes sense given that she’s proven unable to fill the role the way her predecessor did.
Melania has even gone so far as to parrot some of her husband’s worst bigotries, notably with her recent decision not to invite LGBT or black reporters to the White House Christmas party. With that in mind, it’s hard to feel any real sympathy for her. She chose to marry a beast, and now she has to live with her decision.