Since her swift departure from Washington D.C., following her husband Donald Trump’s defeat to Joe Biden in the 2020 election, former First Lady Melania Trump is reportedly spending her time at Mar-a-Lago — her home in Palm Beach, Fla — stewing with jealousy over her successor, Jill Biden.
"She goes to the spa, has lunch, goes to the spa (again) and has dinner with Donald on the patio," said one person familiar with Melania's schedule told CNN. "Rinse and repeat. Every day." In between “massages, nail care and facial treatments,” Melania is enraged with all the positive press Jill has been receiving.
As the outlet notes, in her four years as FLOTUS, Melania never did an interview with a national publication, and yet, in the short time Jill has been in the White House, she has appeared on the cover of People and was featured in Parents magazine, as well as held at least seven speaking engagements. The Bidens also appeared in a televised message that aired prior to the Super Bowl.
After leaving the nation’s capital, Melania exited with the lowest favorability rating of her tenure as first lady, according to a CNN poll, at 47 percent of people having an unfavorable view of the former model.
Many believe that people became angry with the former first lady after the January 6 attack on the Capitol and Melania did not make a statement denouncing the violence for five days.
"She could see how it was going to go for her," a former White House said, noting that she felt as if she was in a lose-lose predicament whether she spoke publicly or not. "Once (the insurrection) happened, she knew there was nothing to gain for her by speaking out or doing something — so she didn't do anything," the former White House official added.
Melania is said to be disappointed in the way she left Washington, creating a rift between her and her husband. A source claims she has been “bitter and chilly” towards Donald and has all but removed herself from the situation and spending all her time relaxing and staying out of the fray of politics.
"She almost always does dinner," said a source who has seen Melania outside of the spa. “She spends her evenings on the outdoor patio of Mar-a-Lago, where she prefers fish for an entrée, and is often joined at the table by her parents, Viktor and Amalija Knavs, who reside in a private suite of rooms at Mar-a-Lago for much of the year.”