Melania and Donald Trump sleep separately: They reveal this and other details of the First Lady’s life in the White House
The author of the book “Free, Melania: The Unauthorized Biography” has made important revelations about the life of the first lady of the United States in the White House, including that she sometimes feels relegated by the leading role occupied by Ivanka, the president’s daughter.
The first lady of the United States, Melania Trump, sleeps in a different room from that of her husband, President Donald Trump, and sometimes feels relegated by the leading role occupied by Ivanka, from the president’s marriage to his first wife, Ivana, explains CNN journalist Kate Bennett in her book “Free, Melania: The Unauthorized Biography”.
In her book, which goes on sale this Tuesday in the United States, Bennett, which covers the White House and issues related to the first lady, reveals the innards of Melania’s life and shines a light on the relationship she has. with her husband and with Ivanka.
Melania Trump lives in her own rooms inside the White House, which makes the presidential couple one of the few not to have shared a room, details the CNN journalist in her work.
The first lady not only does her daily life in rooms other than those in which Donald Trump frequents, but she has also decided to be on a different floor from that where her husband resides.
The book describes the inconveniences of living in this historic building, namely that, despite the fact that the residence occupies more than 9,000 square meters, the wife of the Commander-in-Chief cannot walk in the gardens of the complex when she wants to, open a window without Secret Service permission or adjust the thermostat at will.
A POWERFUL VOICE IN THE WEST WING
Melania Trump wields more power than she actually appears in the West Wing of the White House, where the executive offices are located.
For example, Bennett points out that the first lady was directly responsible for firing Mira Ricardel, Trump’s deputy national security adviser, after the two women argued during the president’s wife’s trip to Africa in 2018.
In November last year, the White House announced the adviser’s departure after the first lady’s office openly called for her dismissal.
According to media reports, Ricardel clashed with the first lady’s staff over an issue related to Melania’s trip to Africa: The Wall Street Journal reported that Melania also suspected Ricardel leaked negative stories about her and her team to the press.
The first lady was also responsible – the book says – for the White House’s decision in 2017 to dispense with chief of staff Angella Reid, who was responsible for overseeing the administrative activities of the presidential residence.
TENDER CALM BETWEEN MELANIA AND IVANKA
The relationship between Donald Trump’s wife and Ivanka Trump isn’t as amicable as it was before the family landed in the White House, sources within the first lady’s community expose in ‘Free, Melania : The Unauthorized Biography”.
Despite the seemingly cordial relationship the two women share, Ivanka’s unprecedented and unofficial “first daughter” figure bothers Melania, Bennett argues, because she sometimes feels relegated to the background and has caused drama. family.
This tension was illustrated when Melania wore a Zara trench coat with the controversial message “I really don’t care, do I?” (I really don’t care, (and) you?) during a visit to the Mexican border in June 2018 in detention centers for minors.
In Bennett’s view, it was a message to Ivanka: “I believe, and still believe, that the trench coat was a dart (directed) at Ivanka and her almost constant attempts to do the link with the positive points of the Administration”, writes the journalist. .
THE DOG THAT WAS NOT
A curious and seemingly irrelevant anecdote that the author reveals, and which demonstrates the influence that the first lady has on the American president, is the fact that at the request of Melania, the Trumps were about to buy a dog for the presidential election at home despite the head of state’s well-known aversion to pets and his phobia of germs in general.
Bennett assures that this wish was so close to materializing that Melania even discovered details about the breeds and the care a dog needs.
Eventually, the family decided that the man known as best friend had no place in their hearts, or at least in their home.