Suffice it to say that Donald Trump and Melania Trump have been through plenty as a couple. Their son, Barron Trump, is growing up fast, but after leaving the White House, reports concerning the two not getting along have repeatedly surfaced.
Previously, Melania was said to never want to return to the White House ever again. Of course, since Donald will now run for president in 2024, that might change, but the latest reports argue that the couple’s future might not be as straightforward as one would think.
Donald Trump and Melania Trump moved into the White House with their son, Barron, after Donald won the 2016 US Presidential election. Trump’s was a polarizing presidency: many thought he did an excellent job during his four-year tenure at the White House, while others thought the complete opposite.
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No matter what you think of their performance as President and First Lady, though, there were incidents that have unquestionably written Donald and Melania into the history books.
It was only last week that Donald Trump announced his White House bid for 2024.
“In order to make America great and glorious again, I am tonight announcing my candidacy for president of the United States,” Trump said from his Mar-a-Lago waterfront estate in Florida, where his campaign will have its headquarters.
“Two years ago, we were a great nation, and soon, we will be a great nation again. This will not be my campaign, this will be our campaign, all, together.”
Trump claimed: “I have no doubt that by 2024, it will sadly be much worse, and they will see clearly what has happened and is happening to our country – and the voting will be much different.”
Even though Trump is keen on another tenure at the White House, his family members aren’t said to be as excited.
Shortly after the Trump 2024 Presidential bid announcement, his daughter, Ivanka Trump, spoke out. She played a big role in his previous White House administration – but this time, she’s out.
“I love my father very much. This time around, I am choosing to prioritize my young children and the private life we are creating as a family. I do not plan to be involved in politics,” Ivanka, who was not in attendance at her father’s press conference, said.
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“While I will always love and support my father, going forward I will do so outside the political arena. I am grateful to have had the honor of serving the American people, and I will always be proud of many of our administration’s accomplishments.”
Now, Donald and Melania had their fair share of fights while living in Washington DC. Some disagreements were more troublesome than others, with a particularly infamous “jacket incident” having seen Trump lash out at his wife.
On her way to a migrant housing facility in Texas, Melania wore a jacket with the text, ‘I REALLY DON’T CARE, DO U?’
The former White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham wrote in I’ll Take Your Questions Now that she didn’t notice the message on Melania’s jacket at the time. Trump and his administration were under heavy criticism because of their policy of separating migrant children from their family members.
Melania’s visit was seen as a good opportunity for the administration to form a better image of the issue. In the end, they abandoned the program.
When Melania came back from Texas, the president was said to be furious. Donald is said to have summoned his wife to the Oval Office and yelled at her over wearing the tasteless jacket.
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“He yelled and asked “what the [expletive]” they thought they were doing,” Grisham wrote in her memoir, as reported by The Washington Post.
Melania Trump later spoke about the jacket in an interview with CNN.
“It’s obvious I didn’t wear the jacket for the children,” she said. “I wore the jacket to go on the plane and off the plane. And it was for the people and for the left-wing media who are criticizing me.”