The usually tight-lipped wife of ex-President Donald Trump, 75, seemingly had a lot to say behind closed doors.
Rumors surrounding Melania and Donald’s marriage have been swirling for years, with many pointing out how there is little PDA between the two, who tied the knot in 2005. During the 2020 election campaign, the former First Couple were often compared to Donald’s nemesis President Joe Biden, 78, and wife Jill.
Jill, 70, is often seen holding her husband’s hand, kissing him on the cheek and standing right by his side. After a comparison was made, Melania reportedly mocked the Bidens' close relationship as a necessity.
“I don’t stand next to him [Trump] because I don’t need to hold him up like she does,” Melania quipped to ex-aide Stephanie Grisham, the former Press Secretary wrote in her upcoming tell-all, I’ll Take Your Questions Now: What I Saw in The White House.
Grisham noted the snarky remark “made her laugh,” reported The Sun. She added Melania deemed Ivanka Trump “the Princess” and was “unleashed” after news of Donald’s alleged affair with porn star Stormy Daniels made headlines.
Although Melania, 51, had plenty to say behind-the-scenes, Grisham wrote in her book the former first lady refused to publicly comment during the January 6 deadly riot that rocked D.C.
Shortly after MAGA rioters breached the Capitol, Grisham sent Melania a text that read: “Do you want to tweet that peaceful protests are the right of every American, but there is no place for lawlessness and violence?,” to which Melania allegedly replied: “No.”
Instead of speaking out against the attempted coup, the mother-of-one reportedly prepared for a photoshoot with a rug she picked out. At no point that day did she call off the photoshoot, nor publicly address the harrowing events that left multiple dead and a country on the brink of revolt.