Donald Trump Gets Cold Shoulder from Melania Amid Divorce Rumors

Donald Trump is facing an unprecedented challenge as a former President: criminal charges. Trump was arraigned this week and indicted

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Donald Trump is facing an unprecedented challenge as a former President: criminal charges.

Trump was arraigned this week and indicted on 34 felony charges which come from a 2016 illegally paid hush money settlement to a porn star he allegedly had an affair with, Stormy Daniels.

Trump entered the court room looking sullen and embarrassed, immediately pivoting back to his fist-pounding fury and righteous indignation once he returned to Florida Tuesday night.

But there was one person who was conspicuously absent from his side: his wife Melania.


Donald Trump Thanks Family – but Not Melania

This week, rumors began swirling that there was trouble in Trump town between Donald and Melania.

That’s because throughout all of his Tuesday legal peril – the court appearance, flight home, and speech at Mar-a-Lago – Melania was conspicuously absent.

During his speech in Florida late Tuesday, Trump paused to thank family, telling the crowd, “I have a son here who’s done a great job and I have another son here who’s done a great job; and Tiffany, and Ivanka. And Baron will be great someday. He’s tall and smart. But I have a great family and they’ve done a fantastic job and we appreciate it very much.”

But no mention of Melania.

And there’s a good reason for that. Sources close to the former First Lady say that her silence towards Donald is her way of coping.

PageSix reports, “Former Melania aide and best friend Stephanie Winston Wolkoff — who previously revealed that the former first lady privately referred to Daniels as ‘the porn hooker’ — told Page Six, ‘Melania lives in an ivory tower of denial.’

Wolkoff, a former senior Vogue staffer who was Melania’s adviser until 2018, said of the former first lady’s absence at Mar-a-Lago’s ballroom, ‘I never expected to see her there. Her silence is deliberate, it is her weapon of choice and her protective armor.’

‘Of course she knows about Donald’s affairs, she knows everything. But her silence is her dignity. She will stand by her husband, as she always does. I don’t think Melania is humiliated by his affairs — but she is angry.'”

Melania Isn’t Going Anywhere Though, her Former Aide and Bestie Says

But despite knowing the kind of person he is and punishing him with a cold shoulder, Wolkoff tells PageSix that Melania won’t leave Donald. “Still she isn’t leaving him. This is a transactional marriage, she knew what she was getting into when she married Donald. Her means of survival is to just act like it never happened.”

She adds, “Privately, Melania says people are just jealous, and she hoped the Stormy Daniels scandal would be swept under the carpet. Her way of coping is to never let her feelings show or affect her. I predict we will see her back at his side at the next social event at Mar-a-Lago.”

Wolkoff’s explanation tracks with what the public knows about Melania’s private motivations, which is precious little.

As First Lady, she was closed-off, distant, and uninvolved. While she did participate in charities and events supporting her husband, Melania was often out of the spotlight or seen at the side of her son, Baron.

And it’s likely she will continue to hold her silence and distance but stay by the former POTUS.

After all, their relationship doesn’t appear to be about love – it appears to be about an agreement, one she’s happy to stick with as long as she receives her end of the bargain.

So the divorce rumors may be premature and unfounded – but her silence is not.