Donald Trump Makes Passive-Aggressive Comment about Wife Melania’s Looks
Tensions between former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania are often muted in public. Critics of the former POTUS
Tensions between former President Donald Trump and his wife Melania are often muted in public.
Critics of the former POTUS (FPOTUS) often point out that Melania can be cold or dismissive of her husband's attempts to hold her hand in public, but usually they present a mostly united front.
But this morning, an off-hand comment from Trump has even his supporters raising their eyebrows and wondering, "what exactly did he mean?"
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Beautiful – No, Not Her, the Ornaments!
Melania has her own Truth Social account and often posts about her charity efforts, or perhaps it's more accurate to say that her assistants post.
Yesterday, her Truth account shared what looked like a pretty typical Fox News story about how Melania is rolling out American Christmas ornaments and NFTs to help fund scholarships for foster children.
And Trump himself, perhaps thinking to help, "re-truthed" the post, sharing it to his followers. But his comment upon sharing the post, which includes an image of wife Melania, is a little bizarre.
Trump shared the original and added, "Really beautiful (the ornaments, I mean!)."
The fact that he clarified that he meant that the ornaments were beautiful, and not his wife – the image on the post itself – is frankly bizarre, even for Trump who often missteps on social media.
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Trump Says Pence is Out
If he did intend it as a slight against his wife, it's not the only one the former President has dropped in the past 24 hours.
Trump has explained that he will not choose former VP Mike Pence as a running mate if he should run again in 2024.
Trump says Pence has committed "political suicide" by not refusing to certify the 2020 election results in Congress.
When speaking with the authors of an upcoming book called "The Divider: Trump in the White House, 2017-2021" Trump explained, “It would be totally inappropriate."
It's likely that Trump's decision is a relief for Pence, who was targeted by the FPOTUS's supporters in the January 6 riots, who were heard chanting "hang Mike Pence." When told about his supporter's violent ideations, the former President reportedly said he thought perhaps Pence deserved it.
The pair have been ignoring each other's existences for the most part since January 6, 2021, and Pence is currently gearing up to potentially challenge Trump for the 2024 nomination. It would mark an extraordinary break, having a former VP and President running against one another for the nomination.
Trump is still currently favored to win by a significant margin, but a lot rests on what happens between now and then with Trump and the Department of Justice. If he's criminally indicted, the next front-runner for the 2024 Republican nomination is likely Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. But that won't stop challengers like Mike Pence from trying their hand; and it could be anyone's race.