Trump has taken to refuting reports that those in his inner circle have pledged anything less than a wholehearted blood oath of loyalty to him. The latest comes from Vanity Fair, alleging that Melania is, in fact, miserable as First Lady and that she never wanted this.
Trump hit the keys early this morning to mansplain his wife’s true feelings to the world via Twitter. In the grand tradition of Trump tweets, he manages to cast his Eastern European wife as a mystical crone, able to predict the future.
He also characterizes himself as a Seer, and the Country as “great.” (Which also retroactively fulfills his perpetual MAGA promise.
Melania, our great and very hard working First Lady, who truly loves what she is doing, always thought that “if you run, you will win.” She would tell everyone that, “no doubt, he will win.” I also felt I would win (or I would not have run) – and Country is doing great!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 28, 2017
The Vanity Fair story draws on reports from multiple sources close to the Trumps that allege Melania’s distaste for the whole Presidential run and all that came with it.
Roger Stone alleges that it was “not her thing,” but that Melania essentially told her husband to do or die, but to stop talking about a presidential run.
Trump’s first wife, Ivana seems to have wondered aloud at a party in 2015 what her ex-husband would do with Melania as First Lady. Ivana claimed the latest Mrs. Trump could hardly fulfill the duties of the station, unable or unwilling as she was to give speeches or engage in public life in any way.
Of course, Melania didn’t do herself any favors when she took a full five months to move into the White House following the inauguration.
She works with a skeleton crew of just 9 staffers in her mysterious East Wing, and has a largely unknowable day-to-day schedule, according to Vanity Fair.
If one wanted to peek into the state of the First Lady’s psyche, one may need not look further than the recent unveiling of her White House Christmas decorations, which seem to have been inspired by Stranger Things’ Upside Down or a Nightmare Before Christmas‘ grim aesthetics.
But pay no attention to the deeply depressed woman behind the curtain, according to Trump that’s a smile, not a grimace and the First Lady is having the time of her life.
Believe me, folks. The most tremendous time of her life.