Melania fights BACK: First lady’s office criticizes ‘assumptions’ on ‘personal, professional and political matters’ and unnamed sources in tweets that DON’T mention husband Donald or his indictment
- Melania Trump issues statement that fails to mention Donald Trump
- Statement blasts ‘assumptions’ on matters ‘personal, professional, and political’
- Doesn’t say if she supports her husband in his indictment
Melania Trump on Tuesday slammed back at ‘assumptions’ about her stance on personal and political matters, but her statement failed to name-check Donald Trump and whether or not she intends to support her husband during his indictment and other legal investigations.
In a short statement posted to Twitter, the Office of Melania Trump noted: ‘News organizations have made assumptions about the former First Lady’s stance on subjects that are personal, professional, and political over the past few weeks. In these articles, unnamed sources are cited to bolster the author’s claims.’
‘We ask readers to exercise caution and good judgment when determining whether or not stories concerning the former First Lady are accurate, particularly when they fail to cite Mrs. Trump as a source of information.’
But notably absent was any mention of the former president’s legal fight in New York over a hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump when he was married to Melania.
Various reports have said the former first lady is standing by her husband, who has denied the affair is angry and is keeping busy raising their son Barron and intends to campaign with him.
But Melania Trump herself hasn’t spoken until now.
And her statement – her first since Donald Trump’s indictment – still leaves many questions about her level of support for her husband.
She didn’t join him in New York when he was formally arrested and indicted on more than 30 felony charges. And she was notably absent when the former president gave a speech at Mar-a-Lago repudiating the charges against him.
But she did join Donald Trump for Easter brunch at Mar-a-Lago on Sunday, sitting at her husband’s side to mark the holiday occasion.
She and the former president walked into Mar-a-Lago’s ornate ballroom to a standing ovation from the crowd, videos posted online showed. The couple sat alone together with red velvet ropes blocking off their large table from the rest of holiday-goers.
Melania was seen chatting with Donald Trump, leaning in close to talk with him as they ate. Easter brunch at Mar-a-Lago is a tradition for the couple. Even during Trump’s presidency they would spend the holiday together at the ‘Southern White House.’
Social media users posted pics of the couple in the ballroom together. Mar-a-Lago puts on a lavish Easter brunch for its members with a massive buffet that includes oysters, shrimp and champagne. There’s also an Easter Egg hunt on the club’s grounds for the kids with figures dressed up as the Easter Bunny and other children’s characters.
It was the first time Melania was seen at Donald Trump’s side since her notable absent at his speech on Tuesday at their Palm Beach home. In his remarks, he railed against the indictment he faces on charges of falsifying business records in relation to hush money payments he allegedly made to porn star Stormy Daniels and a former doorman.
Melania Trump issued her first statement since Donald Trump’s indictment – above the former first lady at the White House in November 2020
Melania Trump joined Donald Trump for Easter brunch at Mar-a-Lago
Former President Donald Trump and Melania received a standing ovation when they came into the ballroom
Melania had not been seen in public since March 30 – the evening it was announced Trump was going to be indicted by Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg
The former first lady earlier broken her radio silence online by tweeting a simple ‘Happy Easter!’ message.
For the Christian holiday, she wore a white dress with what appeared to be a flower pattern on its shoulders and down its center. The former president sported a pink tie with his dark suit.
Their table had pink and orange tulips on it. Mar-a-Lago was decorated for the holiday with paper mache bunnies and pink roses.
Donald Trump appeared to have worked the ballroom. Several users on social media posted selfies with the former president.
But the sighting of Melania, 52, was remarkable after she was careful to stay away during the most public parts of Donald Trump’s indictment.
She did not join him in New York last week when he turned himself over to authorities and pleaded not guilty to 34 felony charges.
Nor was she at his rally at Mar-a-Lago in the aftermath when the former president gave a speech that included a special shoutout to all of his children — but made no mention of his wife.
Viktor Knavs – Melania Trump’s father – stands between Eric and Lara Trump and Don Jr and his fiancée Kimberly Guilfoyle; Tiffany Trump and her husband Michael Boulos are seen to the right – but Melania Trump was missing from Donald Trump’s April 4th speech at Mar-a-Lago
Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels – the New York case is tied to $130,000 hush money payments made to Daniels