CNN reported on Friday that former first lady Melania Trump has been ignoring the impeachment trial of her husband Donald Trump and has instead been taking advantage of the family’s luxurious Mar-a-Lago spa in Florida. But according to the report, Melania has expressed bitterness at the positive reception that new first lady Jill Biden has received.
The report notes that the former president has been spending his days watching television coverage of his second impeachment trial — and raging against the antics of one of his lawyers — while his wife has been enjoying all the amenities the resort has to offer, with CNN’s Kate Bennett reporting, “[a] person familiar with her daily routine confirms Trump’s affinity for the private club’s spa facilities, noting it is not unusual for her to spend several hours a day there, enjoying the benefits at her disposal, often going twice in a 24-hour period, for massages, nail care, facial treatments or other items on the menu.”
One friend of Melania told the publication that the former first lady has been unconcerned with the ongoing trial as well as politics in general.
However, she reportedly was “bitter and chilly” about how the couple left the White House as her husband argued the election was stolen from him, feeling the controversy he created hurt her reputation even further.
Add to that, she has expressed dismay at the favorable treatment given to Jill — including multiple interviews with popular magazines.
“Trump’s most fervent ire has come from watching Jill Biden kick off her East Wing tenure on nearly the antithesis of the path Trump took. Biden moved into the White House right away, for starters, and had a staff hired and fleshed out within two weeks of the inauguration. Trump, meanwhile, remained in New York for the first five months of the administration, ostensibly to let son Barron finish up the school year; she never had more than 12 people on her White House staff, at times there were as few as seven,” Bennett reported.
“The attention Biden has been getting has not gone unnoticed by Trump, say those who know her. Though she is lamenting the media focus on her successor, Trump turned down several similar offers from national publications throughout her time as first lady, according to two people who worked closely with her. When presented with offers and asked for participation, it was Trump who would not want to do them. In four years, she never did an interview with a national publication.”
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