Trump destroys everything he touches, including his latest marriage. The president was recently exposed for carrying on a year-long affair with pornstar Stephanie Clifford, stage name Stormy Daniels. Trump then paid her $130,000 in hush money for her to keep the extramarital affair secret.
While First Lady Melania has yet to address the story, outside clues seem to indicate that she is (understandably) furious about Donald’s infidelity. She declined to travel with him to Davos, Switzerland for the World Economic Forum, electing instead to visit the Holocaust Museum and fly to Mar-a-Lago. She was originally scheduled to attend the summit.
The Daily Mail now reports that she’s taken drastic steps because of the scandal and has spent numerous nights in a Washington D.C. hotel rather than staying in the White House with her philandering husband.
“It’s been upsetting and humiliating; her relationship with President Trump has become strained,” a close source said The Daily Mail.
The couple’s anniversary was on Monday, but neither mentioned it and there was no public celebration of their marriage. One can only imagine what would have been said about President Obama if he had such a public feud with his own wife. Trump is given an enormous amount of leeway by those on the right, and it appears discussion of certain topics, like his inability to maintain a healthy relationship, are off limits.
Melania reportedly rarely visits the president in the Oval Office, which is out of character historically for First Ladies. Her schedule, which was rigorous and constantly full for her predecessors is described as “vague.” It appears she has little desire to engage her role as FLOTUS. It seems unlikely that the two will get a divorce while Trump is in office, but it also seems unlikely that their marriage will last long after his term ends.
Of course, the hypocrites in Trump’s own party, the ones who champion “family values” and who are so filled with moral, religious self-righteousness have refused to disavow him over the affair. It appears there is norm he can break, no boundary he can cross that will prompt his zealots to leave him. They’ve exposed themselves as nothing but rank opportunists grubbing for political influence.